Quizzes: SCI: Bed Mobility and transfers

Module 5 – Bed Mobility and transfers – Understanding Movement


  1. Why is knowledge of the level of injury important when considering transfers and movement?
  2. What motor skills do people with a C6 tetraplegia have the potential to achieve?
  3. List two reasons why rolling is important?
  4. Why is momentum necessary to achieve a roll with C6 tetraplegia lesions?
  5. List instructions to a patient to aid a roll?
  6. Why is the ability to move from supine to sitting important?
  7. What two sub task are important when moving from supine to long sitting?
  8. Why is it easier to maintain an upright position in long sitting as opposed to short sitting?
  9. Why is “lifting vertically” a important motor task?
  10. What two sub tasks are involved with vertically lifting in sitting?
  11. When transferring from a wheel chair to a bed (same level) which 4 sub tasks would you explain to the patient to break the motor skill down?
  12. Give one example of how you could reduce friction between the buttocks and the wheels when performing a transfer onto a bed from a wheel chair?
  13. List three example of what makes skill training (bed mobility/sitting/transfers) most effective.

Activity Rolling

  1. What strategies are required for a T4 paraplegia SCI injury (3 years ago)?
  2. List 3 reasons Tom may be having difficulty rolling?
  3. What could you do as a physio to help the patient achieve a roll initially?
  4. What makes rolling difficult for patients with a C6 tetraplegia?
  5. What three strategies can be implemented to prevent a patient with a C6 lesion hitting themselves in the face whilst rolling?
  6. What two sub tasks are involved with rolling for a person with a C6 tetraplegia?
  7. What muscle is important for rolling in a patient with a C6 tetraplegia?
  8. List 5 examples of a good therapist when teaching rolling?
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