Strangely enough, a leg lifter is the commonest of technologies one can use in their daily life. It isn’t operated by electricity; it doesn’t require an extensive instruction manual and works fine with all ages. But what exactly are leg-lifters? Well, in layman’s terms, a leg lifter is used to lift a patient’s leg into bed or onto another sleeping or sitting area. Leg lifters use the simple pulley mechanism to function. One ties the leg lifter to their specific leg and uses the force of the fore arms to pull their leg into position.
You might be wondering that why is it necessary to use a combination of straps and bands to life my leg? Why can’t one directly lift their leg using their arms directly? Well, firstly, it requires greater strength to lift your leg directly. A pulley system reduces the effort required to lift the leg. Secondly, a pulley system makes the movement swift and efficient. It reduces the chances of dropping the leg and probably hurting it.
Using a leg lifter isn’t a very difficult task.
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