I have to say, I’m very grateful to The Wright Stuff for allowing me to showcase some of their products that I find very useful. This one, the Leg Loop Leg Lifter, is one I’m very interested in because my knees and hips are getting really painful and stiff. They are making some crackly sounds, too. I’m having some problems getting in and out of the car from time to time, too, so I definitely think one of these is in my future.
I prefer this one to the others I have looked at because it doesn’t require hand strength. I can slip my foot into the foot loop, and slide my arm into the inaccurately named hand loop. So I will save my hand joints and use my larger joints to help lift my leg into the car. That’s where I most need it. But if you have problems with lifting your legs onto a wheel chair foot rest, or lifting your legs into bed, this device will shortly become your best friend! It’s a great idea for those with hip replacement or knee replacement, or for that waiting period before you can have the surgery.
The manufacturer has made the middle of this device rigid – almost like a pole. This gives a bit more control than just a strap.
Although the picture shows the model using his hand on the rigid portion, that is not necessary. It can be used simply by resting the hand loop on your forearm. You can also brace the loop arm with your other forearm to get a double-arm effect.
The Triple Loop Quad Leg Lifter is designed for quadriplegics, and has three loops so one can choose the loop or loops most helpful for you. Although designed for quadriplegics, it can be very helpful for those of us who simply have weak legs and hands.