Leg Wrap Positioning Aid from Maddak Inc. Assists Paraplegics and Others with Lower Extremity Weakness in Repositioning and Lifting the Legs

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For paraplegics, physically lifting the leg requires significant upper body strength. And for many, especially those with upper extremity weakness and without someone to assist them, this can be a tremendous challenge. Maddak Inc., manufacturer of Ableware® aids for daily living has introduced the new Leg Wrap™ Positioning Aid that provides an easier, safer way for people with little or no use of their legs to reposition and shift weight.

The Leg Wrap™ consists of three straps that attach to the user’s leg in three places - the top of the upper thigh, above the knee and above the ankle - and two hand holds, which eliminate the need to tug on clothing and provide additional control over the leg. The legs are moved by grasping one or both hand holds by the hand or by hooking the arm through a hand hold. Matthew Magnifico, Project Manager for Maddak Inc., says “The device was developed to help people suffering from spinal cord injury or stroke, who tend to have weak triceps and biceps, by providing extra leverage in moving an otherwise very heavy and immobile limb.”

Paula Bennett, a Senior Occupational Therapy Aid and the inventor of the Leg Wrap™, added “The Leg Wrap™ is intended to remain on the leg throughout the day to provide assistance in performing daily activities. Many people first use it at a hospital or rehabilitation center and two to three years later tell us they are still using it; saying it makes life a lot easier and gives them better control of their legs. They tell stories about using it for transfers to and from locations as simple as wheelchairs, cars and bathroom settings as well as for more extreme activities such as four wheeling, boating or riding a tractor.”

The Leg Wrap™ Positioning Aid, item 70418-0000, is one-size-fits-all and has a suggested retail price of $29.95. For additional product information go to http://service.maddak.com/catalog/704180000.asp. For a copy of our complete catalog or a list of local dealers write, call, fax or email: Maddak Inc., 6 Industrial Road, Pequannock, NJ 07440-1993, Tel: 973-628-7600, Fax: 973-305-0841, Email: custservice@maddak.com or visit the Maddak web site - http://www.maddak.com.

About Maddak
Maddak Inc. manufactures products that simplify the tasks of daily living – eating, drinking, dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, etc. – for seniors, people with disabilities and people undergoing rehabilitation. The company mission is to provide quality products that enable people to maximize their independence and remain active despite any limitations they may face. Marketed under the Ableware® brand name, the Maddak product line includes over 500 products sold through medical and hospital supply centers, pharmacies, homecare centers and internet outlets. Established in 1971, Maddak Inc., headquartered in Pequannock, NJ is the largest U.S. manufacturer of assistive devices, clinical modalities, home healthcare and rehabilitation products. View our complete product line at http://www.maddak.com.

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Susan Tulanowski
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