“How-To” Cook from a Wheelchair

Published on 25. Aug, 2010 by in Video


Shannon Minnick, a peer mentor at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, shows some good techniques, and share some tips to consider when cooking from a wheelchair. Shannon’s level of injury is C5/C6.

7 Responses to ““How-To” Cook from a Wheelchair”

  1. Georzetta says:

    Well done. Lots of practical tips for solving common problems in the kitchen.

  2. Denise Sampson says:

    I have been in a chair for 35 years, C6-7 and am wondering why she does not have a wooden cutting board on her lap so she dosen’t have to reach and turn so much. That will cause her back to ache, big time. I agree you must have a towel handy, I tuck mine in the side of my chair.

  3. RRTC on SCI says:

    Hi Denise,

    Thank you for your comment. I will bring your concern to our peer mentor, Shannon, and she will address it as soon as possible.


  4. Kathleen says:

    Good tips and nicely done. I am a T-8 and both my husband and I have started to wear surgical gloves when working with raw chicken. It saves a lot of hand washing.

  5. Rick G says:

    Great tips here! I have recently reconnected with a friend who could really use lots of tips in the cooking area. Im definately working towards her being a better cook for herself.I will be looking for more sites and information to help my friend.
    Thank You for the wonderful video and the useful tips.

  6. Mike Basham says:

    Is this the only item in “How To Cook from a Wheelchair more… “?
    And which topic does it deal with?

    1. Obesity
    2. Cardiometabolic Syndrome (which is a condition that can lead to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other conditions)
    3. Pressure Ulcers, or skin breakdowns

  7. RRTC on SCI says:

    Hi Mike,
    The techniques and safety advice showed in the video can be applied to cooking in general. The goal of our “How To” videos are to model relevant skills appropriate for individuals using a wheelchair.Stay tuned as we will post new “How To” videos on a monthly basis starting this month.

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