Personal care

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Clinical rationale

Provision of equipment to use during personal care activities will assist a person with a spinal cord injury to increase their participation and independence.

To maximise the independence of a person with a spinal cord injury when completing personal care tasks, their home may need to be modified to meet their needs. See home modifications section.



  • Angled cutlery
  • Ringed cutlery
  • Cutlery with built up handles
  • Cutlery inserted into palmar bands
  • Plates with built up sides
  • Non-slip mats
  • Lightweight mugs
  • Drink bottle with handles
  • Drinking systems attached to wheelchair.


  • Dressing sticks
  • Loops sewn onto clothing
  • Adaptable clothing.


  • Toothbrush in palmar band
  • Shaver in pouch with palmar band.

Note: This list is not exhaustive.

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