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Wheelchair Transfers after Spinal Cord Injury

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What are wheelchair transfers?

A wheelchair transfer is when you move into or out of a wheelchair. You may use a transfer or slide board to bridge the gap between your wheelchair and the bed, toilet, or bathtub. Healthcare providers may show you how to do stand-pivot-sit transfers so that a slide board is not needed.

How do I move myself into my wheelchair without help?

How to Use a Slide Board

How can someone help me move into my wheelchair if I need help?

How do I transfer myself from my wheelchair to the toilet?

When should I call my doctor?

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