Tables 6a-c: T10-L1 complete neurological level

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Transfers and moving around

Table 6a: T10-L1 complete neurological level – Transfers and moving around
Task or activity Expected functional outcomeEquipment
Bed mobility Independent Motorised height adjustable bed with head raise, knee break and small rail may be indicated or ensemble bed.
Transfers Independent

With or without transfer board.

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

Mobility Independent

Ultra-lightweight rigid or folding frame manual wheelchair.

Power assist or add-on device or power wheelchair may be required for long distances.

Transport Independent driving in vehicle

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

Pressure redistribution cushion for car.


Table 6b: T10-L1 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 recommended.

Shower chair without arm supports with padded seat cushion.

Padded transfer bench.

Handheld shower.

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

Domestic life

Table 6c: T10-L1 complete neurological level – Domestic life
Task or activity Expected functional outcomeEquipment
Meal preparation, housework, shopping, home and garden maintenance

Full assistance with heavy housework and home and garden maintenance only

May need some support with shopping

Adaptive equipment,  e.g. long handled brush and broom or reaching aid, specific kitchen appliances, and environmental modifications.
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