Independent Quadriplegic Bed Transfer

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Written by
Brittany Déjean
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Written by
Brittany Déjean

When learning independent quadriplegic bed transfers (or any other task for that matter), the most important thing is your safety. After that, it’s important to figure out what works best for your flexibility, strength and body type. Eric, a quadriplegic in Singapore, uses his decent tricep strength, no abdominal control and no finger movement, to get into bed. He pulls his legs onto bed while sitting up. (Don’t miss his awesome clock that projects the time on the ceiling so he can tell time easily while in bed):

Even people who have the same mobility don’t necessarily do a task in the same way, so check out other methods and find the one that works for you. 

Remember to consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any types of transfers!

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