Does the type of footrest on an adapted stroller really matter? To answer this question, consider the following questions:
Does the person have a leg length difference, specifically, from the knee to the heel? If yes, consider individual footrests that can be adjusted to accommodate both leg heights.
Does the person have special transfer considerations? Do they need to use the footplate to help get in and out of the chair? If yes, consider a one-piece footrest which provides more surface area for the feet.
Does the person need to elevate only one leg? If yes, consider a footrest that can raise and lower.
Does the person have limited ankle and/or knee range of motion? If yes, consider elevating legrests with angle adjustable footplates.
Please contact one of our therapists at 1-800-371-2778 if you need help selecting a footrest for a special needs stroller.
With Patience and Understanding,