Therapeutic Handling (Introduction)

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Therapeutic Handling (Introduction)


This is an intermediate level 1 day practical workshop, which includes the critiquing of manual handling techniques used in rehabilitation. The selection of techniques on each course may vary based on the mix of delegates.

Number of Delegates: 3-8

Learning Objectives

  • Have a working knowledge of the law, local arrangement on manual handling risk assessment and professional guidance and would have discussed relevant assessments
  • Have participated in a practical peer review of a relevant selection of manual handling techniques used in rehabilitation
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in the safe use of a selection of manual handling equipment and techniques relevant to rehabilitation handling

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Aims & objectives of the workshop
  • Quiz-The cost of work related back pain amongst therapists
  • Legislation / Policies
  • Charter Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) / College of Occupational Therapists (COT) guidelines
  • Current trends in biomechanics
  • Risk assessment-rehabilitation vs risk : balancing treatment outcomes against risk
  • Defining the scope of therapeutic handling (practical scenarios)
  • Principles of handling of rehab clients
  • Interactive critique of therapeutic handling techniques (practical)
    • In patients, outpatients, neurology, community scenarios
  • Conclusion
  • Course appraisal

*This session adopts a workshop not a training approach. Therefore, delegates are encouraged to contribute their own scenarios and techniques to the critique process.

What our clients say about us: 

Very good Trainer. Therapist , East London Foundation Trust 27 March 2014

Found quizzes a useful learning tool. The trainer tailored the course as appropriate to meet our needs.

Therapist , East London Foundation Trust 13 Oct 2014

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