Positioning for Transfers
moving towards freedom.
Positioning for transfers and mobility is the very essence of life - until we can't accomplish it anymore. Most everyone who
experiences a debilitating sickness or trauma also experiences the sudden prison of immobility and dependence on those around him or her.
Successful positioning for transfers and mobility are necessary to be able to then carry out these useful and needful routines in life.
We were created to move freely. Disease and trauma can steal the joy of this freedom, trapping us in our body's and our homes and leaving
us with the torment of memories of years gone by. When we stop moving, we start dying.
From bed mobility and transfers, walking ability, wheelchair mobility and transfers to shower transfers and car transfers, these activities
can not be successfully and safely attempted without the solid and safe foundation from which they are performed.
Although each position for transfers and mobility will be discussed on this site, you can have a home health care physical therapist evaluate
your needs and help you accomplish this. I have tried to include the basic tips and education that will accomplish some degree of success in
what you are attempting to do.
Please use your good judgment. Some patients are unable to accomplish the given transfer due to their particular disability. Please also
remember that some caregivers may not be strong enough and/or simply lack the ability to accomplish any given transfer.
Knowledge is power but not necessarily success. I'm hoping that your life will climb to a higher level of ease and ability with the
information that you find here about positioning for transfers and mobility.
Bath and Shower Transfers
Water over the entire body is beneficial in so many ways. If you are having trouble getting in and out of your shower or bathtub,
you are not alone - discover more options.
We spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping. To do this means getting in and out of bed. Disease and trauma can make this tricky to impossible.
Open the door to the possibilities of independence. Read more...
Getting in and out of your vehicle can add a lot to our lives not to mention the basic necessities of physician appointments,
getting groceries or going to church. Read more...
Low Pivot Transfers
Low pivot transfers can save your back and make the job so much easier! Imagine fighting gravity only half way!
Manual Wheelchair Transfers
Wheelchairs have become the new legs of thousands; providing a level freedom otherwise snuffed out by disease or trauma.
Wheelchair transfers can be anything but easy. We're hoping we can simplify things here.
Sit to Stand Transfers
If you can't get up, you can't go out! Learn the basic tips and tricks to standing up from a chair, bed or toilet!
Getting to the bathroom is a luxury when your ability has been compromised. With more than one way to get on and off the commode,
you just might find some tips here. Read more...
Power Wheelchair Transfers
Power chairs can be a bit trickier when it comes to complete mobility for those who need it. You'll find some suggestions here.
We add more as we are able. Read more...
Keep up to date as we add more information about
positioning for transfers and mobility
through our blog.