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Four Field-Tested TRAM Toileting Approaches

April 11, 2017 by Lori Potts, PT

The Rifton TRAM provides a remarkably simple solution to safe and dignified toilet transfers for both clients and caregivers. These four case scenarios are great examples of how the TRAM works best for different body types and impairments.

Process A

Good trunk tone and weak lower extremities

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an illustration of the Rifton TRAM used for transferring a client to a toilet

 

Process B

Moderate weight bearing ability and poor trunk tone

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an illustration of the Rifton TRAM used for transferring a client to a toilet

 

Process C

Poor tone of the shoulder and hip girdles (such as a person with muscular dystrophy)

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an illustration of the Rifton TRAM used for transferring a client to a toilet

 

Process D

Moderate trunk tone, shoulder integrity, and weight bearing ability, and optimal body weight

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an illustration of the Rifton TRAM used for transferring a client to a toilet

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