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Kommer uppför en trappa med ledstång med rullstol, (svensk text)


User goes up a flight of stairs with handrail, filmed by Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation Stockholm (film)

User goes up a flight of stairs with handrail. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation Stockholm
User goes up a flight of stairs with handrail. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation Stockholm

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Going up stairs with handrail in a wheelchair

Technique for people with strong arms

Description
The user drives up to the stairway so the wheelchair is about 10-15 cm from the railing. He balances on the rear wheels, grabs the railing with his left hand, and pulls himself up at the same time that he presses with his right hand on the push rim. When he comes up one step, he moves his left hand forward on the railing and moves his right hand backwards on the push rim.

Description of technique according to the book ‘Drivkraft’ [Driving force] by Ake Norsten, see below.

Authors comments
For a description of more driving techniques, see the book ‘Drivkraft körergononmi, rullstolsteknik & metodik’ [Driving force driving ergonomics, wheelchair techniques and methods] by Åke Norsten (in Swedish).
May be ordered from Spinalis, Rehabstation Stockholm via the Rehabstation website, www.rehabstation.se (last checked July 2017).

Tip is dated from 2011

Categories for this tip
mobility » moving around by wheelchair, Tips and tricks from people with Motor incomplete paraplegia ( Th2-S1, ASIA C, D).

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