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Avlastning av sittytan, (svensk text)

User bends forward
User bends forward

User hooks one arm behind the back of the wheelchair
User hooks one arm behind the back of the wheelchair

User pulls herself up to seated position
User pulls herself up to seated position

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Easing strain on buttocks

Technique for persons with poor balance and impaired arm/hand function to ease strain on buttocks

Description
To avoid pressure ulcers the user needs to frequently change positions. She bends forward. To avoid falling she supports herself with her elbows on her knees (photo 1). To get up to seated position again she hooks her forearms behind the back of the wheelchair and pulls herself up (photos 2 and 3).

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Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
looking after ones health » preventing/healing ulcers, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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