Transfer from wheelchair to kayak

Transfer technique for wheelchair users

The user moves from the wheelchair to the dock
The user moves from the wheelchair to the dock

Description
Technique: The user jumps down onto the dock, preferably onto a cushion. User places legs into the kayak while a person holds the kayak so it does not tip. User lifts herself over into the kayak.

Users comments
Kayaks with a larger cockpit (Model Basic) make it easier to transfer.

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This tip is from 2006

User sitting on Roho cushion on the dock
User sitting on Roho cushion on the dock
User moving into the kayak; a person holds the kayak
User moving into the kayak; a person holds the kayak
User moving into the kayak; a person holds the kayak
User moving into the kayak; a person holds the kayak

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Adapted kayak
Adapted kayak
Rekryteringsgruppen offers kayak lessons for persons who have a spinal cord injury.

Tipsare: Lotta

Together with her husband, her daughter, three dogs and a cat Lotta lives in a two-story house in the countryside. She is working as a volunteer for Rekryteringsgruppen (an organization of persons with spinal cord injuries). She was injured in 1983 and has a high paraglegia (TH 3). She does not have any personal assistance.