How to Move from Sitting to Lying For Person with Pain and Weakness

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1. Tighten buttocks and squeeze abdomen throughout.

Multiple Sclorosis Food Pyramid

2. Lean weight onto the elbow of the side on which you will lie.

Helper assist as needed.

Multiple Sclorosis Food Pyramid

3. Bring legs onto bed while tightening buttocks and squeezing abdomen. Slide into side lying position with knees bent.

Helper assist as needed.

4. Roll onto back.

Helper assist as needed. Remind person to squeeze buttocks and tighten abdomen when beginning to roll.

Sidellying Bed Transfer

5. Tighten buttocks and abdomen. Let legs slide into flattened position.

Helper may need to assist person to flatten legs.

Multiple Sclorosis Food Pyramid

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