Easing strain on buttocks

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

User bends forward
User bends forward

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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This tip is from 2007

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

Tipsare: Yasmin

Yasmin lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1999 and has a C-5 tetraplgia. Through hand surgery her grip function improved. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 7 hours of those are assistance on call.