The Bottoms Up Bar® allows individuals to independently transfer from their wheelchairs to the ground and back.
This allows individuals to engage in a variety of activities previously not accessible to them.
Birth of the Bottoms Up Bar Concept
Out of frustration from not being able to participate in many leisure, recreational and health-related activities, the Bottoms Up Bar® transfer device was developed by Thom DeLilla, who sustained a traumatic spinal cord injury at the C7 level in 1972. He uses the Bottoms Up Bar® on a daily basis for leisure and recreational purposes.
“If the Bottoms Up Bar® had existed when I was first injured, I would have lived a much different, fuller, safer and healthier life.” – Tom DeLilla
Who can use the Bottoms Up Bar®?
Anyone who is capable of lifting themselves for a pressure release, can use the Bottoms Up Bar®. Individuals with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, amputations or those who have similar functional limitations, will benefit and find their lives enhanced by using the Bottoms Up Bar®.
The Bottoms Up Bar® makes it possible for a wheelchair user to independently transfer down to the floor, and then back into their wheelchair, without needing to ask for assistance. Develops strength, coordination, and functional skills Improves self-esteem, independence, and confidence.
This ingenious, lightweight, portable, assistive device easily mounts to a wheelchair or can be used freestanding. This enables the user to transfer safely and easily from the wheelchair to the floor and back.