Squat pivot is one of the basic 5 manual transfer techniques. This leveraged based technique relies on correct patient positioning, a swivel transfer plate, gait belt and a caregiver who has been introduced to the specific details that make this transfer safe and easy to complete. The squat pivot uses the balance pivot leverage technique that can reduce the transfer load up to 90%. This is the most common of all transfer techniques and is used to transfer from one seated position to another from bed to wheelchair, wheelchair to toilet or other seated surface.