Custom Adapted Crutch Holder
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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted crutch holder for an adult with cerebral palsy. This individual works as a disability advocate and often spends most of her eight-hour work day at her desk. She was leaning her crutches against her desk just inside her office door; however, this was causing a safety issue since the crutches partially blocked the entrance and at times they would fall down and would be difficult for this individual to pick up. Based on a wooden crutch holder this individual had at school, a crutch holder using 10 millimeter rigid plastic was created. The first design used a simple L-shaped arm, but a short return to the long side was added to reduce the chance of the crutches slipping out. This was glued to the adjustable clamp and mounted within easy reach on the far corner of the desk so the crutches would not block the doorway. TITLE: Office modifications. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 31, Number 2, Autumn 2011: p. 16. PAGES: 2 with cover.