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Thread: TiLite Titanium Flip-Back footrest

  1. #11
    Huh. Very interesting. I think this would help me a lot for transfers...I'd like to try it out though.

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    Thanks a lot for the pix is very helpful.

  3. #13
    Glad they were helpful. Just be sure to note the bar runs around the back of the footplate, at the footplates lowest point, as the footplate generally runs slightly angled, so leave yourself enough ground clearence.

    It has worked great thus far for me for transfers; I simply slide down far enough to get my feet in front of the foot plate, then pull on my leg causing my shoe to catch the plate and it folds up. (I do swing one leg over the leg bar and out of the way while doing this.)
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  4. #14
    I am considering the flip-back footrest. The idea is to get the footrest out of the way to get closer to the cushion when transferring. Doing so should reduce transfer distance which should help to reduce stress on the shoulders. At least that is the idea. Two potential problems I see are: 1) the front vertical bars of the wheelchair may be in the way when transferring out of the wheelchair, and 2) a knee may get stuck in the front bar bend when transferring into the wheelchair. Any updates to this post which started a long time ago?

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