The Morale Monologue #29 – Transferring A Patient With SMA During Physical Therapy
In this episode of the Morale Monologue, I discuss the proper techniques to transfer a person with SMA out of their wheelchair. I’ve been doing physical therapy for the past two years. Every other week, my physical therapist and her assistant transfer me from my wheelchair to the therapy table. Physical therapists learn how to transfer a patient in school, but the majority of their patients have upper body strength and balance control. As such, these people are able to assist in the transfer process.
People with SMA rarely have upper body strength and balance control, which makes transferring more of a challenge. In this video, my PT and I demonstrate the proper techniques for transferring someone with SMA. Also, check out my physical therapist’s article on the SMA News Today HCP site here.
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