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Foot positioning straps that attach to wheelchair footplates via screws. They are foam padded with seat belt style webbing attached. The positioning straps wrap around the ankles, leaving the rest of the foot free to shift naturally. They fasten with hook and loop that passes through a D ring, allowing some adjustment in their circumference. Available in five sizes to suit children and adults. Accessories are available.

General Details

Caution

Heavily padded shoes and orthotic devices may interfere with the proper fit of the ankle huggers.
The manufacturer recommends a pelvic belt always be used in conjunction with lower body positioning devices to prevent sliding from the wheelchair.

Options

Toe straps

Method of Use

Adjustable angle footplate can be mounted behind the footplate hanger using the mounting clamp and my sliding the footplate back on the mounting slots. Ankle Huggers can be used to keep the feet on the footplate.

Extra product information

Ankle huggers are made of foam padded seat belt style webbing weave, these positioning straps wrap around the ankles, leaving the rest of the foot free to shift naturally.
There are two choices of closures:
hook and loop tape release: hook and loop tape passes through a D ring, allowing some adjustment in the circumference. Soft hook and loop tape adjustment strap conforms to ankle curvature and the closure is adjusted with each use to ensure a snug fit.
Side release buckle closures. Adjustment strap retains its precise position with every use. Side-release buckle ensures full-strength closure even with extensive use.
The ankle huggers can be worn with or without footwear. The supplier recommends a padded footplate be used in the case of no footwear.

They attach to the wheelchair footplate/s with screws. Available in three sizes to suit children and adults.

Foot positioning straps constructed of a Laminar Pad and proprietary webbing.
The placement and tension of lower straps on the footplate allows varying degrees of foot movement.

Calf Straps are available in three sizes.

Padded Calf Panel are available in three sizes and have two hook and loop tape straps on each side to secure to the wheelchair leg hangers.

Footplates are angle adjustable and available in small and large. The footplate kits include choice of extension tubes (pair), choice of footplates (pair), and footplate clamps (pair). Footplates can be mounted for an amputee setting.

Extension Tubes come in 19mm diameter tubes and come in three styles:
Original at 90 degrees (220mm and 320mm length)
Fulcrum series that can adjust from 0 to 270 degrees (220mm and 320mm length)
Quickie that can adjust from 0 to 270 degrees (320mm length only)

A range of clamps and mounting devices are available.

Manufacturer/Country

Bodypoint Designs, UK.

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Maintenance

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Models / Specifications

Model Ankle Huggers (Small): Ankle Huggers (Small)

  • Circumference 170 mm

Model Ankle Huggers (X-Small): Ankle Huggers (X-Small)

  • Circumference 140 mm

Model Ankle Huggers (Medium): Ankle Huggers (Medium)

  • Circumference 190 mm

Model Ankle Huggers (X-Large): Ankle Huggers (X-Large)

  • Circumference 280 mm

Model Ankle Huggers (Large): Ankle Huggers (Large)

  • Circumference 220 mm

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