The skill to assist a person from transferring from one surface to another is not something that is intutive. What seems like common sense has been proven to be common but dangerous. The grab, jerk, twist and plop. It is the most common method for transferring patients and loved ones. But the skills and simple inexpensive tools that make the transfers safe and easy are available. So instead of the jerk and twist do the balance pivot. Your body and person being transferred will thank you. mrswivel.com Safe Patient Transfers for people who need to help people move.