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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My friend can walk some and pivot transfer; my husband cannot walk at all or pivot transfer.
The squat-pivot is similar to the stand- pivot transfer.
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.
As tiny as my mother was, even she could perform a pivot transfer.
Feeling young, indestructible, and preferring the independence a quick pivot transfer gave us, we fought getting a lift all these years.
He should help assist in a pivot transfer each time he is moved.
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.
Products: Rand-Scot introduces the Easy Pivot transfer machine.
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.
Biomechanics of sitting pivot transfers among individuals with a spinal cord injury: A review of the current knowledge.