Utilising over 12 years of Physiotherapy experience and skills, we at Total Health Physio have put together the essentials for learning best practices in Manual Handling for staff working in residential care, home care and within the NDIS. Practical Video demonstrations, explanations, and Modules are included in the course to guarantee that you have a complete understanding of Manual Handling.
This course has been designed to comply with best practice national health and safety standards. Especially acknowledging the Aged Care Quality Standards and NDIS Best Practice standards. Terminology has been chosen for clarity and ease of comprehension across jurisdictions.
Manual handling means using your body to exert forces to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hold or restrain any object or person. Incorrect manual handling can lead to many injuries including muscle sprains or strains, abdominal hernias, back injuries and soft tissue injuries to the wrists, arms, shoulders, neck or legs. These conditions are known as musculoskeletal injuries or disorders.
Care and therapy staff are subject to manual handling during their daily duties and therefore it is essential to follow the correct manual handling guidelines and procedures especially when dealing with a vulnerable community . It is also essential to understand patient mobility status and use the correct equipment.
This course will help you understand manual handling concepts and best techniques to approach manual handling tasks.