Watch: How to Get Out of Bed without Sitting

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This video demonstrates how to get in and out of bed without having to sit, which can place unwanted pressure on the spine following certain types of colorectal and orthopaedic surgery. It shows how to point and flex your feet to aid circulation, ways to leverage your arms and a bed railing to turn on your side and move your legs, and techniques for controlling dizziness. It also describes when blood pressure should be monitored.