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Rehab Standing Frame

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Posted 4 months ago

I am seeking a good, keen creative woodworker to help me build a frame to assist my rehab.

Currently I'm in a wheelchair working hard to get back on my feet following some fairly major surgery, part of my rehab routine is standing on a shaker unit for extended periods which gives me a little bit of a workout but mainly helps me get my sense of balance back. At the moment, to support myself I use a transfer hoist that's used to get me from the wheelchair into the car. However as this device isn't actually intended for this use, it means I need to strap myself onto it backwards and have another person stand on the hoist to act as a counterweight.

What I need is for someone to build me a platform that will hold the shaker unit with myself on top of it and have an upright support bar that holds a handlebar for my hands and hooks to hold the safety belt. The combination of my weight and the shaker unit weight should be enough that everything can be freestanding without any counterweights, although it might require some widely spaced feet to ensure the rig can't tip over.

The attached photos show the shaker unit that I stand on, and the transfer hoist that we use. When doing rehab I stand on the shaker unit, and someone else stands on the footplate of the transfer hoist and we wrap the belt around me to make sure I don't fall.

I think it'll be a fairly simple build, the trickiest bit probably being to find the ideal hooks to hold the safety belt in place.

I think wood is the most economical way to do it, however I'm open to suggestions as there may be an existing system out there that can be used to easily construct the shape we're after.


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