lateral rocking

lateral rocking

a sideways rocking of the body used to move the body forward or backward when normal muscle action is not possible. The technique is used by some handicapped patients to move the body to or from the edge of a chair or to a different sitting position on a bed. The rocking is performed while leaning the trunk forward with the arms in front and the head in line above the knees and feet, which are pulled back.
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well as first place for lateral rocking in the three comfort categories.
Coupled with the slow lateral rocking movement of his head, his behavior told me this bear had an attitude.
The wobbler or lateral rocking movement target is in my opinion the best representation of threat movement.