It is Back Care Awareness Week!
88% of us suffer from Back Pain in our lifetime, with 36% of us reporting daily back pain! With the introduction of equipment such as computers, poor posture is also on the rise, which is not helping our back problems.
In care it is essential that as carers, we ensure we take care of ourselves and our clients by adhering to safe manual handling practices. We provide full Manual Handling training to all of our carers so they are equipped to provide care in the safest possible way. The training we provide includes practical participation, and all our carers are required to demonstrate that they can safely conduct Manual Handling.
Education in schools is now being introduced to encourage children to take care of their backs, as it will help them in the future. We think this is a great initiative, and will hopefully reduce the number of back related problems that are reported each year!