When mobility is impaired and the use of a wheelchair is practical, it is essential that you be able to safely transfer in and out of the chair. There are many transfer techniques. These include the pivot transfer, the transfer board transfer, and the Hoyer transfer (see Appendix C).

As with all devices, the psychology of their use must be mastered. These devices provide an opportunity for mobility—they are friends not enemies. The goal must be to learn how to use them and how to transfer safely.

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