Techniques

Your Back Matters Your back only has to be injured once and you can be troubled with a back problem for the rest of your life. To reduce the likelihood of injury and promote a warm up to your spine, an efficient pattern of movement is the foundation of good manual handling practise. There is …

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Its essential that you know about safe Handling & Moving to ensure you do not hurt yourself or the person you are supporting.  When a person stands up from a seated position, they do not stand in a straight line, they stand up in an arching motion (leaning forward and pushing upwards). It is also recommended that …

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Verbal instructions from a seated position to standing: Verbal instructions from a standing position to a seated position: Gallery Do’s and Don’ts

Support from a seated position to stand with support of one or two carers One Carer : Standing from a chair using (Palm on shoulder guidance) Gallery Do’s and Don’ts

Standing from a chair with a hands on approach of one or two carers  Diagonal arm and hand on hip guidance: Gallery Do’s and Don’ts

Many people require some level of support to walk, this can take the form of simply supervising a person for reassurance, give simple instructions such as reminding the person to walk into their Zimmer frame or actually assisting the person to walk. It is important to ensure the person is wearing any support aids which …

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Follow the guidance below to implement the technique which supports an individual to walk, using minimal support and this will vary depending on the individual’s risk assessment. Things to consider before using this technique are as follows: the individual’s height, weight and ability, whilst also taking into account your own capabilities. The First Technique Gallery Do’s and Don’ts

Follow the guidance below to implement the technique which supports an individual to walk, using minimal support and will vary depending on the individual’s risk assessment. Things to consider before using this technique are as follows: the individual’s height, weight and ability, whilst also taking into account your own capabilities. Palm on Palm Technique Gallery Do’s and Don’ts

Follow the guidance below to implement the technique which supports an individual to walk, using minimal support and will vary depending on the individual’s risk assessment. Things to consider before using this technique are as follows: the individual’s height, weight and ability, whilst also taking into account your own capabilities. Diagonal Arm Across Back Technique Gallery Do’s and Don’ts

One glide sheet can be used on its own to support a person position their legs in bed and this technique can be carried out by one carer. A key point to remember is the person must be able to sit un aided at the edge of the bed, feet flat on the floor and hands …

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