People who have been injured or have lost strength in the lower body have to position their legs with their arms, a task that is straining and risks accidents. For this situation, leg lifters often come in handy. We offer different kinds depending on your needs.
One of our most advanced leg lifters is the Leg Wrap Positioning Aid. This leg lifter straps easily around three locations on the leg to support lifting of the areas of the thigh, knee and ankle. Once fastened to the leg, two straps on the top of the leg—one from the thigh to the knee and another from the knee to the ankle—provide an ample grip to position legs in a safe manner, so that it is all fixed like in the Ankle Action braces.
As shown in the video above, either grab both straps with your hands or place the forearm under the lower strap of the opposite leg and lift with a cross-body motion. This makes moving your legs quick and easy with relatively little preparation. The positioning aid is just as easily removed once you are in your chair and ready to face the day!
We also have the Leg Loop Leg Lift, which requires even less preparation. This is for those situations where all you need is a quick lift. You use it by placing your hand through the top loop and your foot through the bottom loop. Then simply lift with one hand and place your foot in the desired location.
The Triple Loop Leg Lifter works similar to these items. However, like the Leg Wrap Positioning Aid, it offers the possibility of the cross-body motion lift. Place your foot in the bottom loop. Hold the top loop with the hand of one arm and place the other forearm through one of the other two loops. This cross-body technique is particularly useful for those who do not have enough strength to pick their leg up with only one arm.
Lifting your leg without straps puts you at risk for injury if you accidentally drop your leg in the middle of a transfer. Furthermore, lifting by your pants leg could cause you to wrinkle and tear your clothing. The simple strap method may be just what you are looking for.