Straps for use with cutlery & utensils

Straps for use with cutlery & utensils

Included in this section are hand straps that are designed to assist you to hold cutlery or other tools if you are unable to form an enclosed grip. The straps are adjustable and worn on your hand, with an built-in pouch. The cutlery handle is inserted into the pouch when required for use. Straps may assist if you have reduced ability to grip. The strap can help to ensure that cutlery is not dropped if you can't maintain your grip throughout your meal. Straps are generally only worn with spoons or forks as they don't offer enough stability to allow effective use of a knife.

Also included in this section are splints designed to support your wrist when you want to undertake tasks. The splint has a cutlery item attached or a pouch in which to insert the item. Splints (sometimes called orthoses) that are intended for use while eating are specialised items and should only be used when recommended by an occupational therapist.

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