How to transfer from your wheel chair to other seated surfaces

Wheelchairs provide freedom for tens of thousands of people, but transferring out of the wheelchair and back to the bed, toilet, or other seated surface can pose a risk of injury. The stress exerted during the twisting required to transfer are felt in the lower body of the patient and most often in the upper body of the caregiver. The rate of injuries for people involved in patient transfer is greater than that of construction workers.

Proper training and the use of efficient tools can significantly reduce the risk and pain to both parties. Qualify for free in-person training by a professional physical therapist, qualified to teach the transfer methods. There are actually eight ways you can transfer a person. Discover how simple transferring can be by visiting