Sunday, 18 January 2009

E-Z Lok Reacher Or Helping Hand - Helps Us Get to Items Out of Our Reach


As Occupational Therapists, we are often asked to recommend what we call assistive devices. Assistive devices basically are any item that assists a person to carry out a task that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to do.

One of the most common items that we recommend is often called a helping hand or extended reach. This very useful device helps a person to be able to lift up an item that has fallen or is out of their reach.

It is very helpful to someone who has a back problem, back pain or has had surgery that limits his / her movement. Any difficulty with ones knees that make it difficult to bend to pick up an item will necessitate help such as one can obtain from this reach. If you need to reach a garment from a high place when seated or in a wheelchair, this extended reach can be very useful.

If you or a loved on is having difficulty picking up small items or items out of ones reach, why not try this wonderful device. The one available here is 30" E-Z Lok Reacher - Self locking reacher with a trigger handle, solid grip, and flexible rubber cups that can pick up very small objects. It is easy to use, one-handed operation. The hand at the end expands 4.25 inches and can hold up to 5 lbs.

You can purchase the item right here, through this Shopping for Goodness Store.

If you have any questions as to whether this item would benefit you or whether another might be better indicated, please do email shoshanah.s@gmail.com and schedule a consultation with Shoshanah Shear, experienced Occupational Therapist.

Please do let us know if you found the item useful. The feedback will help others too.

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