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    manual wheel chair wheel cover?

    I have heard about something you can put over the wheel of your manual chair when you are transferring so you don't get hung up on the wheel. Does anybody know where you can get these or what they are called?
    Thanks!

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    akton viscoelastic polymer pad.....

    http://www.sumed.co.uk/Visco.htm

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    What I was thinking of, is more like a piece of smooth plastic that covers a small part of the wheel....just where you pass over when you are transferring. They show it in one of the transfer videos.

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    I believe it is some sort of moldable split material.
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    I don't know what it is. But here's my best idea...

    Can you repurpose a silicon roll-up cutting sheet? It's kind of thick but flexible and it will stay where you put it.
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    that's a great idea......where can you buy something like that?

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    I got mine at a cooking store but I bet you can find it at Walmart (as much as I hate to say that). I've also seen them at Costco. I don't know if it will work but it's worth a look.
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