TUB / SHOWER: Using a Tub Transfer Bench - Hip

Cindy is demonstrating how to transfer in/out of a tub shower using a tub transfer bench and leg lifter. This tub transfer bench is a good option post hip surgery in order to improve safety with bathing, not having to step over the side of the tub to enter the shower. Individuals who have had a hip replacement involving the hip precaution of not bending more than 90 degrees at the hips need to use caution when lifting the surgical leg over the tub. Make sure to lean your trunk back, watching your hip/trunk angle as you lift the surgical leg over the tub edge, in order to maintain that precaution. Those individuals under the hip precaution of no active movement of the surgical leg away from the body need to have passive assistance or use of a leg lifter, keeping the leg in line with the trunk of your body as you bring the leg over the edge of the tub.  If you choose to use a shower chair in your tub shower, please consult with Occupational or Physical Therapy for safety/instruction. 

**Reminder: Hip replacements can typically still bend at the knees

Drive Medical Tub Transfer Bench    https://amzn.to/2wgKXv8

  • Seat Dimensions 18.5-19.5”(D) x 26”(W) x 17.5-22.5”(H)
  • Outside Legs 23”(D) x 32”(W)
  • 400# weight limit

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Vive PROFlex Strap (2-in-1 leg lifter/exercise strap)  https://amzn.to/2zMcSFQ

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Leg Lifter Strap by Vive   https://amzn.to/2rnKlhR

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Vive Shower Chair with Back and Handles  https://amzn.to/2SHo3TI

  • Seat Dimensions 15.75” x 13”
  • Base 17.75” wide
  • Adjustable leg height from 14” to 19.5”
  • 300# weight limit

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