pivot transfer

pivot transfer

the movement of a person from one site to another, such as from a bed to a wheelchair, when there is a loss of control of one side of the body or when one side of the body is immobile. The person is helped to a position on the strong side of the body, either left or right, with both feet on the floor, heels behind the knees, and knees lower than the hips. The person stands with the weight on the strong leg, pivots on it, and carefully lowers the body into the wheelchair.
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We examined the reliability of these measures between five consecutive transfer trials for 5 subjects with spinal cord injury and 12 unimpaired subjects while they performed a self-selected sitting pivot transfer from a wheelchair to a level bench.
Biomechanical assessment of sitting pivot transfer tasks using a newly developed instrumented transfer system among long-term wheelchair users.
Trunk and upper extremity kinematics during sitting pivot transfers performed by individuals with spinal cord injury.
Biomechanics of sitting pivot transfers among individuals with a spinal cord injury: A review of the current knowledge.
Quantification of reaction forces during sitting pivot transfers performed by individuals with spinal cord injury.
The squat-pivot is similar to the stand- pivot transfer.
This study determined if upper-limb (UL) muscular effort was reduced when a person with spinal cord injury (SCI) performed a sitting pivot transfer in the preferred direction compared with that in the nonpreferred direction.
Biomechanical assessment of sitting pivot transfer tasks using a newly-developed instrumented transfer system among long-term wheelchair users.
Many individuals who sustain a spinal cord injury (SCI) will become long-term wheelchair users and will, consequently, typically perform sitting pivot transfers (SPTs) independently in their daily lives [1-2].
Upper extremity muscle activation patterns during sitting pivot transfers performed by individuals with complete spinal cord injury.
max] = maximum electromyographic, LED = light-emitting diode, SCI = spinal cord injury, SD = standard deviation, SPT = sitting pivot transfer, T = thoracic, UL = upper limb, WRL = weight-relief lift.
When performing sitting pivot transfers (SPTs), individuals with SCI generally place one hand beside the proximal half of the thigh slightly in front of the hip joint (trailing hand) on the initial surface, with the other hand positioned on the target surface (leading hand), far enough away to leave adequate space for the buttocks to land at the end of the transfer [13].