Tip Tuesday! Proper Technique for Getting Out of Bed

Today’s Tip is demonstrated by our PTA, Jennifer Valley. Jenni is demonstrating the proper way to get out of bed. Many times we see our patients twisting their body when they get out of bed and this puts stress on the back. The proper way to get out of bed is to log roll onto your side which means you roll your entire body onto your side as 1 unit. Then the feet should come off the table at the same time that you are pushing up into the seated position with your arm. This will help prevent back pain and back problems in the future! The following 3 pictures will demonstrate the technique: