My choice of footwear wasn't the best but you get the jist!C6 car transfers!!!Posted by Geraldine Lavelle on Wednesday, April 5, 2017
This video shows how I self transfer from my manual chair in to the passanger chair of a car indepndently using my banana board.
I have no active tricep muscles, only shoulder and biceps with very limited core strength or movement below my chest.
This transfer requires alot of practice and with time it has become easier.It is not my best video as my legs got alittle stuck. I do not regularly wear those shoes! Different footwear and clothing affect transfers so keep this in mind!
Other factors such as seat height, whether it can be raised up and down may help with this movement or even leaving the window down in order to pull yourself out of the car via the window frame.
I’m happy I can make the transfer but unfortunately still not strong enough to take my chair apart and lift it in but I am working on it.
I recommend having someone present for a long time until you feel safe making the transfer alone.