Care recipient (cr) has trouble bending over

Try: Keep feet shoulder-width apart move entire body as one unit bend at the hips and knees not at the waist flatten stomach and tighten leg muscles to keep the spine straight let buttocks move out behind the rest of the body don’t try to tuck them under if needed place one hand on a sturdy object for support

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance

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References: transfer, wheelchair to toilet by krames staywell 2003 available at

Keywords: Mobility bending stiff back

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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