What are wheelchair transfers after a spinal cord injury?

See answer below. Wheelchair transfers refer to transfers that a person with a spinal cord injury who is using a wheelchair must perform when going from the wheelchair to a bed, to a couch, to a car, to a shower bench, and back into the wheelchair. Sliding boards are initially used to make the transfers easier.

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If I have a spinal cord injury, what wheelchair transfer techniques are available?

See answer below. It all depends where you need to transfer to. Check out fasteddy07 on youtube where i demonstrate how to perform a variety of wheelchair transfers, on a shower bench, on a bed, in a car, from the floor etc... Of course, depending on the injury level, some transfers may not be possible independently. Read more...
Depends. It is based on the level of the injury and residual function. C7 injuries should be able to transfer independently with a slide board. Higher levels may require a lift. Read more...