Taking care of your skin
Feet and legs should be covered when walking, crawling and swimming to prevent scrapes from rugs, rough ground, gravel, sidewalk cement, patio stones and pool sides. Socks, tights or water shoes will help to protect the skin.
Wear socks inside out to prevent the seam from causing pressure, which can result in sores.
Purchase shoes large enough to prevent pressure on the top of the foot, and make sure the seam at the heel does not rub and cause blisters.
If you are making pants from a pattern, add 3 inches to the back and decrease 3 inches from the front. This will better fit someone who is usually in the seated position.
Look for pants without back pockets, as these can cause pressure sores.
Specialty clothing resources online:
- Stonz kids boots to fit over AFOs
- Discovery Trekking Outfitters
- Silverts Adaptive Clothing
- Hatchbacks Footwear for kids
- Rolli-Moden clothes for wheelchair users
- Specially for You
- Special Clothes
- Able Apparel
- Markell Shoes
- Wheelchair Jeans USA
- SPS Shoes
- Keeping Pace Children’s Shoes
- Easy Access Clothing
- SPS Answer Shoes
- NEOs Overshoes
- Clothing Solutions
- Fordes Functional Fashions