Manual leg lifters consist of a reinforced strap with a loop on the end. The user hooks their leg through the loop and then physically lifts the loop (and thereby their leg) up onto the bed.
The user must have strength, dexterity and sitting balance to carry out the task of lifting their legs onto the bed using a manual leg lifter.
Some people use the crook neck of a walking stick or a looped webbing strap to perform the same task.
Manual leg lifters may also be used by individuals to lift their legs onto a foot stool or leg rest when seated.
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