Tips for Wheelchair Transfers

After Stroke Tips for Wheelchair Transfers

Wheelchair Transfer Tips and Safety

Wheelchairs can be hard to maneuver into and out of, but they don’t have to be. Here are some tips and tricks to help make transfers more easy, smooth, and safe.

A few safety reminders when transferring:

  • always push up from your wheelchair
  • never from the walker or item you are transferring to
  • make sure your footrest are either off or moved out of the way to allow for more footing
  • scooting to the edge of your wheelchair can make pushing up a lot easier.