Tables 5a-c: T1-9 complete neurological level

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Transfers and moving around

Table 5a: T1-9 complete neurological level – Transfers and moving around
Task or activity Expected functional outcomeEquipment
Bed mobility Independent

Electric hi/lo bed may be indicated or ensemble bed.

Side rails may be required.

Transfers Independent

With or without transfer board.

Mobile floor or powered ceiling hoist with sling may be required in some circumstances.



Good to excellent wheelchair skills, e.g. wheel stands

Ultra-lightweight rigid or folding frame manual wheelchair with or without power assist or add-on device.

Push mitts.

Transport Independent driving in vehicle

Hand controls to drive, adaptive technique to transfer self and chair into vehicle or wheelchair hoist to stow.

Pressure redistribution cushion for car


Table 5b: T1-9 complete neurological level – Self-care
Task or activity Expected functional outcomeEquipment
Pressure redistribution and positioning Independent

Pressure redistribution cushion.

Postural support equipment.

Pressure relieving or redistribution mattress or overlay.

Heel suspension device, e.g. boot or pillow/foam cushion.

Skin inspection mirror.

Toileting Independent (May need some support)

Mobile shower commode with custom padded seat with full or partial side cut out for access recommended.

Over toilet aid with custom padded seat.

Padded toilet seat.

Showering Independent

Mobile shower commode as above.

Shower chair without arm supports with padded seat cushion.

Handheld shower.

Dressing Independent Adaptive techniques, e.g. log rolling and long sitting for lower limb dressing. May require adaptive aids.
Grooming Independent N/A
Eating or feeding Independent N/A
Other Independent Over bed table with height adjustment.

Domestic life

Table 5c: T1-9 complete neurological level – Domestic life
Task or activity Expected functional outcomeEquipment
Meal preparation, housework, shopping, home and garden maintenance Minimal to moderate assist Adaptive equipment, e.g. long handled brush and broom or reaching aid, specific kitchen appliances, and environmental modifications.
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