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Making Wheelchair Life Safer
With BIGPAW, life in a wheelchair just got a whole lot easier. BIGPAW is a wheelchair footplate, designed with you in mind. Adrian Hollis, invented BIGPAW after he had troubles with traditional footplates. Fed up with his feet constantly slipping off his foot plate, Adrian designed BIGPAW to be bigger, with curved sides, so that his feet were always safely and securely resting in his footplate. Most of all Adrian used this amazing rubber textured coating on the surface of the foot plate to give you grip as well as a soft feel when barefoot. The touch and feel of this footplate is like nothing on the market.
Why use BIGPAW over traditional footplates?
- With BIGPAW feet won’t slip and have contact with the castors
- Feet won’t slip forward off the plate or be drawn under the foot plate
- No more pressure sores on your heels, the increased size of the footplate allows for increased contact area and reduced pressure points on the foot.
- Strap fixed in front secures feet onto the plate, so no more sliding forward on bumpy roads or feet falling off the plate during spasms.
- An amazing rubber texture finish that gives you grip and a soft touch all in one. Great for coming right out of the shower.
Traditional manufacturers foot plates are simply a flat piece of plastic or aluminium, just big enough for the balls of your feet to rest. BIGPAW has a large surface area, helping spread the weight of your legs, reducing the pressure through your feet.
The rolled sides keep your feet well protected from the castors, so no contact can be made, allowing soft shoes or bare feet the peace of mind that your feet are protected.
BARE FEET FRIENDLY
A specialized rubber surface holds your feet in position over all terrains. Designed for wet areas with bare feet, the abrasive properties are low so you can be confident your feet won’t be worn away.
Integrating the leg strap provides improvement over a standard strap by allowing the strap to be fixed in front and in the rear of the legs for when more leg control is required, going down stairs, rough terrain or spasms. Being shorter provides better leg support where the feet cannot move back off the plate, and no more strap sliding up the frame rails.
The strap can be removed and used to assist when transferring from the floor, keeping your legs and chair together, helping maintain stability while transferring, then simply threaded back into the BIGPAW, and it is always with you when required.
Template users guide:
Floor transfer using BIGPAW
Wouldn’t want to have to manage without this! 5 out of 5
Posted by Unknown on Aug 12th 2019
This footplate is a lifesaver for me since my feet/legs have a nasty habit of shaking uncontrollably when rolling over bumpy sidewalks of which there are way too many!
The grippy foot surface and easy to reach Velcro strap mean I can strap in my lower extremities myself and know that they’ll stay put wherever I go. Easy for me to undo when I need to transfer out of my chair too. Just ordered a replacement wheelchair after 11+ years in my current one and this was a non negotiable addition for me
Works for me 4 out of 5
Posted by Amanda Gilbert on Apr 20th 2018
Love this - obvious and simple but takes care of my main complaint about my footplate which is that my feet bounce off whenever I go over bumpy ground. Doesn’t sound like a big deal but it is so it is worth every penny to have something that keeps my feet where they should be. Easy to install, only a little confusing to measure with the template but we sorted that out so it works and I am very happy with it
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