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Getting up from Ground Level

Occupational Therapy Intervention : Functional Intervention

Documentation and Activity Rationale

The patient engaged in a transfer from ground level in quadruped position to standing independently using furniture for assistance. The patient was tasked with motor planning, weight shifting through all extremities. Therapist provided education in safety awareness and proper body mechanics throughout the floor to stand transfer in order to increased patient ability to achieve independent functional mobility without assistance. 

Grading Strategies

Grading Down: 

  • supply a pillow for the patient’s knees
  • use a sturdy chair or ottoman to help the patient boost self

Appropriate Diagnoses / Deficits

  • older adults
  • balance deficits 
  • CVA
  • TBI