Strapping one’s core, legs and feet to the chair is an effective way to enhance balance and become “one with the chair.” In effect, the chair becomes a mere extension of one’s body, allowing the user to effortlessly change direction through enabling the body and the chair to work in unison.
Without the use of strapping, an aggressive turn will render paralyzed legs counterproductive as they fall in the direction of the momentum. An athlete utilizing effective strapping is able to manipulate the chair by counterbalancing his or her weight and fully using his or her hands to play the sport. Examples are to shoot a basketball, stroke a tennis ball or push aggressively to check an opponent. An additional advantage of effective strapping is that the chair serves to protect atrophied legs during contact or a fall. In general, more strapping is necessary for people with higher lesion levels and/or complete injuries.