Transfer from wheelchair to toilet

Transfer technique for persons with high tetraplegia


User transfers from wheelchair to toilet

The user positions himself with the wheelchair at a 45-degree angle to the toilet chair and sets the brake on the wheelchair. He uses his forearm to lift the foot closest to the toilet down to the floor. He moves the other foot forward a bit on the foot bar. He supports himself with the hand closest to the toilet on the toilet armrest; he supports himself with the other hand behind the lower back. He bends forward and transfers over. He supports himself with the elbow closest to the wheelchair on the wheelchair, grasps one leg under the knee, and moves the leg down to the floor.

User transfers from wheelchair to toilet
User transfers from wheelchair to toilet

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Transfer from toilet to wheelchair
Transfer from toilet to wheelchair
Transfer technique for persons with tetraplegia.

Tipsare: Magnus

The late M. lived in a house together with his wife and two children. He was working part time. He had a tetraplegia C6.