Are You Performing A Safe Pushing Manual Handling Technique?
When it comes to manual handling trolleys it is important that you adopt some good habits to ensure you look after your body.
Some of our top tips to good pushing manual handling technique include:
- When holding the trolley, avoid outstretching of the arms and keep them relatively close to the body.
- Use your legs when pushing the trolley to avoid upper body strain.
- Avoid pushing the trolley with only one hand.
- Ensure that you can see the area around you so that you can see the best and safest way to move the trolley.
- Avoid using your legs to push the trolley.
- Always face the trolley and keep the trunk in a neutral position.
When it comes to pulling the trolley, be sure to:
- Use two hands.
- Hold the trolley relatively close to you.
- Avoid twisting the trolley and turning the body away from the trolley.
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.