Manual Handling Training For The Worker

Did you know that the osteopaths at Principle Four Osteopathy regularly undertake manual handling training for companies whose workers perform manual handling tasks?  Manual handling injuries in the workplace account for a large proportion of many worksite injuries.  The areas of the body commonly involved include the neck, mid and lower back, as well as the upper limb.  Manual tasks involve more than just lifting loads and also include pushing, pulling, carrying throwing, grasping and manipulating.  When we think of it like that, almost all workers in every company will perform manual handling at some stage within their workday.  Industries where workers perform more regular, heavy, repetitive, awkward manual handling are often more at risk of injury due to frequency, duration and repetition.

As part of our manual handling training we teach workers to be able to identify hazardous tasks and take a risk management approach to manual handling in the workplace.  We are also well aware that there are often sometimes situations where manual handling cannot be eliminated and that there is no such thing as one ideal technique, rather principles of manual handling that we should apply.

If your company is looking to implement manual handling training or you are simply looking at a refresher course, then our osteopaths bring a wealth of knowledge and practicality to our training sessions.  Contact us on if you would like to find out more.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.