A 48-year-old member asked:
How would a pt perform a wheelchair transfer using a gait belt?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Gait belt = safety: There are many techniques to help a person with debility transfer from/to a wheelchair. It really depends on the level of debility and the amount of help you require. A paraplegic patient may not be able to assist much and may require a slide board where as a hemiplegic may be able to stand pivot with assist. The gait belt is primarily for safety. It allows a steady grip hold while assisting.
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Last updated Mar 27, 2013
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