This self-help item will help people to lift their legs on to or off a bed. Made from strong webbing with plastic inside to keep it straight, so the open loop can easily be placed over the foot when lying in bed.
These are available in the original webbing material and also with a wipe clean vinyl material to help fight cross-infection.
When sitting on the side of the bed, place the open foot loop over the foot, lean forward and hold the lowest webbing loop possible to make a comfortable lift. Holding your arm straight, lean back, so your body weight will lift the foot off the floor. Some people may use their wrist or forearm if they have difficulty holding with their fingers. These instructions may vary to suit individual capabilities of the person.
By crossing one foot over the other, the Leg Lifter can be placed on the lower foot, so both feet are lifted at the same time. However, if it is always necessary to lift both feet together, the Vinyl Leg Lifter for Two Feet is a lot more comfortable and easier to use.
Consult your Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Back Care Specialist when using Manual Handling Products.
Hand or machine wash, up to 80°C. Tumble dry at a cool temperature. Do not place in a hot tumble dryer. Alternately spray and wipe clean with disinfectant.