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Basic biomechanical and anatomical principles underpinning grabrail prescription for sit-to-stand transfers

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Authors Bridge, C.
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ISBN 1 86487 566 6

This occasional paper seeks to address some of the relevant knowledge required by therapists in prescribing grabrails to improve safety and functional ability of older ambulant persons in sit to stand from a toilet.

Publication History

1st edition Basic biomechanical and anatomical principles underpinning grabrail prescription for sit-to-stand transfers by Catherine Bridge, May 2003. Reprinted June 2014


Table of Contents

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Aim
  • The action of sit-to-stand
  • Basic principles of grabrail provision for toileting activities
    • Reduces;
    • Increases;
  • Basic functional anatomy of the upper limb
  • Clinical implications
  • Some specific known common disability issues affecting sit-to-stand transfers
    • Hemiplegia
    • Amputees
    • Arthritis of the knee
    • References

Figures

  • Figure 1. Four whole body movements evident in sit-to-stand
  • Figure 2. Muscles of the upper limb (Maurel, 1999)

Tables

  • Table 1. Function of muscle groups

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