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Frustrated at trying to get a wheelchair into a car? Here's a few tips that might help.

PREPERATION TO TRANSFER
✅ If you can, remove the wheels if the frame isn't too heavy. You can often press in the button in the middle of the wheel spokes which will release the wheel from the frame
✅ If you can, remove the foot plates (if they are side leg hangars). You can often do this by releasing the larch on the left hangar and right hangar and pull it up off the pin.
✅ Fold the push handles if possible
✅ Fold the wheelchair by holding the loop or handle in the middle of the seat (once the cushion is removed). Start down in a squat and stand up, as the chair folds.
✅ Consider securing the folded frame with a jockey strap or appropriate security strap to prevent unfolding
✅ If going into a boot, consider a picnic rug, slippery side down, draped over the back of the boot (you will lift the frame onto it and then slide it into the boot and restrain it)

TRANSFER
✅Squat or low lunge and secure your load (get a good grip), stand up from the ground and walk the frame to the boot and rest it. Change your stance to a forwards lunge and walk the frame in.
✅ Repeat for any heavier items (such as wheels), or simply use good manual handling practices to place them in the boot.

NB: Refer to the transport rules and regulations. At Safe Work Practice we encourage all loads to be restrained to reduce them becoming projectiles.

#OHS #mawsonlakes #manualhandlingtraining #wheelchairtocar
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Frustrated at trying to get a wheelchair into a car? Heres a few tips that might help.

PREPERATION TO TRANSFER
✅ If you can, remove the wheels if the frame isnt too heavy. You can often press in the button in the middle of the wheel spokes which will release the wheel from the frame 
✅ If you can, remove the foot plates (if they are side leg hangars). You can often do this by releasing the larch on the left hangar and right hangar and pull it up off the pin. 
✅ Fold the push handles if possible
✅ Fold the wheelchair by holding the loop or handle in the middle of the seat (once the cushion is removed). Start down in a squat and stand up, as the chair folds. 
✅ Consider securing the folded frame with a jockey strap or appropriate security strap to prevent unfolding
✅ If going into a boot, consider a picnic rug, slippery side down, draped over the back of the boot (you will lift the frame onto it and then slide it into the boot and restrain it)

TRANSFER
✅Squat or low lunge and secure your load (get a good grip), stand up from the ground and walk the frame to the boot and rest it. Change your stance to a forwards lunge and walk the frame in.
✅ Repeat for any heavier items (such as wheels), or simply use good manual handling practices to place them in the boot.

NB: Refer to the transport rules and regulations. At Safe Work Practice we encourage all loads to be restrained to reduce them becoming projectiles. 

#OHS #MawsonLakes #Manualhandlingtraining #wheelchairtocarImage attachment

NDIS ACCESS REQUESTS 👩‍🦼🚶‍♂️👩‍🦽
What is the NDIA looking for in a well written allied health authored access request?
✅ Evidence about the disability (what it is, if it's lifelong and the expected impact over the lifetime)
✅ Evidence about how the disability/ disabilities affect 6 functional domains: Mobility and Motor Skills, Communication, Socialising, Self Management, Learning, Self Care.
✅ Intervention/support to date from other sources: family/friends, the health system, other funding bodies and your expected capacity to function with appropriate support in place
✅ Appropriate standardised assessment tools that target the assessment of the impact of your disability
At Equipt To Thrive, we welcome 16 year olds and up if they would like support with an NDIS access request. We have both male and female Occupational Therapists and have been working in this industry prior to the inception of NDIS.
You are welcome to reach out for some more information on how to prepare for an Access Request or for costing/ other queries you may have. You or your guardian still need to fill out the application, however we fill out the allied health section and supply a seperate document that brings all of the evidence about your eligibility to access the scheme together.
1300 661 670 / info@safeworkpractice.com.au www.equipttothrive.com.au
#ndisaccessrequest #OT #mawsonlakes #FCA
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NDIS ACCESS REQUESTS 👩‍🦼🚶‍♂️👩‍🦽
What is the NDIA looking for in a well written allied health authored access request?
✅ Evidence about the disability (what it is, if its lifelong and the expected impact over the lifetime)
✅ Evidence about how the disability/ disabilities affect 6 functional domains: Mobility and Motor Skills, Communication, Socialising, Self Management, Learning, Self Care.
✅ Intervention/support to date from other sources: family/friends, the health system, other funding bodies and your expected capacity to function with appropriate support in place
✅ Appropriate standardised assessment tools that target the assessment of the impact of your disability 
At Equipt To Thrive, we welcome 16 year olds and up if they would like support with an NDIS access request. We have both male and female Occupational Therapists and have been working in this industry prior to the inception of NDIS. 
You are welcome to reach out for some more information on how to prepare for an Access Request or for costing/ other queries you may have. You or your guardian still need to fill out the application, however we fill out the allied health section and supply a seperate document that brings all of the evidence about your eligibility to access the scheme together. 
1300 661 670 / info@safeworkpractice.com.au www.equipttothrive.com.au 
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Complex Vs Minor Home Modifications. Do you know what they are?
➡ Complex home modifications are typically structural modifications to an area of your home or workplace to make the area more accessible. The cost usually exceeds $20, 000 for the project
➡ Minor home modifications are non structural modifications to an area of your home or workplace to make the area more accessible. The project cannot exceed $20, 000.
Equipt To Thrive have 5 Complex Home Modification accredited Occupational Therapists that work with a team of experience trades that understand the needs of people with disability. Sometimes its working on managing the noise and unfamiliar people involved in the project, maybe it's organising alternate accessible accommodation or getting an accessible trailer ensuite that fits under your garage so you're not showering out the front.
It's the understanding and experience that matters to us.
#OT #complexhomemodification #homemods #mawsonlakes #NDIS #occupationaltherapy Pictures: of some examples of accessible home features, these ones are from Rosedale Homes showroom.
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Complex Vs Minor Home Modifications. Do you know what they are?
➡ Complex home modifications are typically structural modifications to an area of your home or workplace to make the area more accessible. The cost usually exceeds $20, 000 for the project
➡ Minor home modifications are non structural modifications to an area of your home or workplace to make the area more accessible. The project cannot exceed $20, 000. 
Equipt To Thrive have 5 Complex Home Modification accredited Occupational Therapists that work with a team of experience trades that understand the needs of people with disability. Sometimes its working on managing  the noise and unfamiliar people involved in the project, maybe its organising alternate accessible accommodation or getting an accessible trailer ensuite that fits under your garage so youre not showering out the front. 
Its the understanding and experience that matters to us.
#OT #complexhomemodification #homemods #mawsonlakes #NDIS #occupationaltherapy Pictures: of some examples of accessible home features, these ones are from Rosedale Homes showroom.Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

Custom sleep systems! Thanks Simone from ILS Kids for upskilling our staff with the knowledge of custom sleep positioning systems.

#OT #mawsonlakes #physiotherapy #AlliedHealth #atscripting #sleepsystems
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Custom sleep systems! Thanks Simone from ILS Kids for upskilling our staff with the knowledge of custom sleep positioning systems.

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Falls.....! 🕺

Most of us know of someone who has had a fall at some point in their lifetime. Falls account for 43% of hospital admissions and 42% of deaths from these admissions. It is really important that if the individual hit their head, or if a cognitively impaired person had an unwitnessed fall - that they seek urgent medical assistance.

Sometimes, where there is no injury and the person is wanting to get up, it can be challenging to work out how.

The best strategy is to find a sturdy base (a couch/ a low bed) and crawl up to it. Placing your hands on the stable surface, place one foot forward (knee up), LEAN FORWARD/ look down and stand up.

Once the legs are off the floor another person might place a chair behind you or you can do a pivot and sit on the stable surface you pushed up from.

#manualhandling #falls #mawsonlakes #physiotherapy
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Falls.....! 🕺

Most of us know of someone who has had a fall at some point in their lifetime. Falls account for 43% of hospital admissions and 42% of deaths from these admissions. It is really important that if the individual hit their head, or if a cognitively impaired person had an unwitnessed fall - that they seek urgent medical assistance. 

Sometimes, where there is no injury and the person is wanting to get up, it can be challenging to work out how. 

The best strategy is to find a sturdy base (a couch/ a low bed) and crawl up to it. Placing your hands on the stable surface, place one foot forward (knee up), LEAN FORWARD/ look down and stand up. 

Once the legs are off the floor another person might place a chair behind you or you can do a pivot and sit on the stable surface you pushed up from.

#manualhandling #falls #Mawsonlakes #physiotherapyImage attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

How to safely move a load? There are so many ways to perform a manual task, often we need to accommodate our own functional capacity, the environmental constraints and the complexity and logistics of the task itself.

At Safe Work Practice, we teach based on Principles rather than techniques, as we work in the real world and one set of instructions may work for one body/ or in a certain environment but not in others.

By using 5 simple Principles, you will be able to adapt the task demands to reduce your exposure to a Hazardous Manual Task.
#manualhandlingtraining #TraintheTrainer #liftingabox #manutention #mawsonlakes
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How to safely move a load? There are so many ways to perform a manual task, often we need to accommodate our own functional capacity, the environmental constraints and the complexity and logistics of the task itself. 

At Safe Work Practice, we teach based on Principles rather than techniques, as we work in the real world and one set of instructions may work for one body/ or in a certain environment but not in others.

By using 5 simple Principles, you will be able to adapt the task demands to reduce your exposure to a Hazardous Manual Task.
#manualhandlingtraining #trainthetrainer #liftingabox #manutention #MawsonlakesImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Our team have been brushing up on safe manual handling practices to evacuate a client from a pool environment.

This is a skill that features in some of our Hazardous Manual Task training courses.

#manualhandling #manualhandlingtraining #hazardousmanualtasks #poolevacuation #spinalrescue #hydrotherapy
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Our team have been brushing up on safe manual handling practices to evacuate a client from a pool environment. 

This is a skill that features in some of our Hazardous Manual Task training courses. 

#manualhandling #manualhandlingtraining #hazardousmanualtasks #poolevacuation #spinalrescue #hydrotherapyImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

It’s been a little while since we have posted on social media 😅 we have been busy doing lots of internal training.

A big thankyou to Jaime one of our treasured Occupational Therapists for facilitating some complex manual handling training for our team and thankyou to Novita Tech for supplying the equipment.

#manualhandlingtraining #adelaide #hazardousmanualtasks
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It’s been a little while since we have posted on social media 😅 we have been busy doing lots of internal training.

A big thankyou to Jaime one of our treasured Occupational Therapists for facilitating some complex manual handling training for our team and thankyou to Novita Tech for supplying the equipment. 

#manualhandlingtraining #adelaide #hazardousmanualtasksImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

Laura, Principal OT and Lisa, Director/ Principal Physiotherapist are presenting this Thursday at the SDA Conference at Sferas.

Our role is to educate those attending about the role of OT in this space and a bit about the scope that an OT looks into when clinically reasoning their way through appropriate housing solutions.
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So humbled to be able to teach and empower others abroad. Meeting such hopeful and engaged individuals who will each make their own difference in the support they provide.
#hazardousmanualtask #TraintheTrainer
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So humbled to be able to teach and empower others abroad. Meeting such hopeful and engaged individuals who will each make their own difference in the support they provide.
#hazardousmanualtask #trainthetrainer

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So grateful to empower a wonderful community of Opthamologists at the Gen Eye Surgical training today in Melbourne, with skills and knowledge on ergonomics when performing surgery and clinical techniques.
I even learnt how to remove a cataract over virtual reality 😉 some amazing presenters and we are looking forward to collaborating with an organisation about AI and biomechanics!
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So grateful to empower a wonderful community of Opthamologists at the Gen Eye Surgical training today in Melbourne, with skills and knowledge on ergonomics when performing surgery and clinical techniques. 
I even learnt how to remove a cataract over virtual reality 😉 some amazing presenters and we are looking forward to collaborating with an organisation about AI and biomechanics!Image attachmentImage attachment

What a busy few weeks! We have been a little quiet on the socials as we have been very busy prepping our team for some exciting projects in 2023 which we will share in due course 😉

We have also had a highly experienced OT from a rehab background join our team and 2 of our existing OT team step up into near full time roles.

You’ll also get to know our second Therapy Coordinator Margie, who will join Amy this month.

Busy start to 2023 😄 but a welcome one ❤️
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What a busy few weeks! We have been a little quiet on the socials as we have been very busy prepping our team for some exciting projects in 2023 which we will share in due course 😉

We have also had a highly experienced OT from a rehab background join our team and 2 of our existing OT team step up into near full time roles. 

You’ll also get to know our second Therapy Coordinator Margie, who will join Amy this month. 

Busy start to 2023 😄 but a welcome one ❤️

What a beautiful setting for Manual Handling Training this week #eildon #rainforest ... See MoreSee Less

What a beautiful setting for Manual Handling Training this week #Eildon #rainforestImage attachmentImage attachment

Merry Christmas from our Allied Health family to yours ❤️

We love to show our team our appreciation for the amazing service they give to those our organisation supports, by treating our team with a Popeye cruise followed by a big feast 🍽️

Lovely to see the coming together of so many genuine, kind, inspirational individuals who have been brought together by a common goal 🥰
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Merry Christmas from our Allied Health family to yours ❤️ 

We love to show our team our appreciation for the amazing service they give to those our organisation supports, by treating our team with a Popeye cruise followed by a big feast 🍽️

Lovely to see the coming together of so many genuine, kind, inspirational individuals who have been brought together by a common goal 🥰

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What an awesome group... well done Lisa

Got Chris down street had to parties to go too. And today coaching to gradfinals.

What was that? NO WAITLIST for our highly sought after Physiotherapy team?
This opportunity doesn’t come along often 😅

Our 2 male and 6 female physiotherapists are incredibly experienced and well seasoned to working within the Occupational Health, NDIS and AN-ACC frameworks.

Whether it be therapy/ rehabilitation at home, hydrotherapy (various locations), manual handling assessment or complex equipment scripting- our team will LISTEN, provide you OPTIONS to achieve your expectation and help you become more independent. Bored of the usual venues? Why not join us at Latitide? Treeclimb? Seachange at Semaphore?

Or maybe it’s education and training you need? Our physiotherapists take a Manutention approach to “manual handling training” (aka Hazardous Manual Tasks Training” and provide both an “end user” and “train the trainer” style of courses in our suite that are customised to the scope of your team.

Feel free to reach out today! 1300 661 670
#physiotherapy #manualhandling #trainthetrainer
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What was that? NO WAITLIST for our highly sought after Physiotherapy team? 
This opportunity doesn’t come along often 😅

Our 2 male and 6 female physiotherapists are incredibly experienced and well seasoned to working within the Occupational Health, NDIS and AN-ACC frameworks. 

Whether it be therapy/ rehabilitation at home, hydrotherapy (various locations), manual handling assessment or complex equipment scripting- our team will LISTEN, provide you OPTIONS to achieve your expectation and help you become more independent. Bored of the usual venues? Why not join us at Latitide? Treeclimb? Seachange at Semaphore? 

Or maybe it’s education and training you need? Our physiotherapists take a Manutention approach to “manual handling training” (aka Hazardous Manual Tasks Training” and provide both an “end user” and “train the trainer” style of courses in our suite that are customised to the scope of your team. 

Feel free to reach out today! 1300 661 670
 #physiotherapy  #manualhandling  #trainthetrainer

Interesting article 😅 we would hope we don’t all look like Mindy in the year 3000, however some of these traits such as thoracic kyphosis, forward head posture, rounded shoulders, tennis elbow and thumb abnormalities are already highly prevalent in our community.
Not only with office workers, but you’d be surprised that almost every “palm down” action you perform often results in many of these postures.

You’re welcome to head over to our website to pick up a free self checklist to assist you to learn some tips about maintaining a more neutral body during manual tasks.Hunchbacked, wide-necked with a 'text-claw thumb' 😩

Read more 👉 trib.al/1vRUNaz
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Interesting article 😅 we would hope we don’t all look like Mindy in the year 3000, however some of these traits such as thoracic kyphosis, forward head posture, rounded shoulders, tennis elbow and thumb abnormalities are already highly prevalent in our community. 
Not only with office workers, but you’d be surprised that almost every “palm down” action you perform often results in many of these postures.

You’re welcome to head over to our website to pick up a free self checklist to assist you to learn some tips about maintaining a more neutral body during manual tasks.

One of the greatest leaders in history. May you Rest In Peace ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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📣 what is that…. NO wait list for OT? ✅ immediate availability ✅ mobile service ✅ NDIS registered ✅ senior team oversight ✅

We can’t remember the last time we didn’t have a wait list 😬

We have been very busy behind the scenes building a very capable and experienced team, we now boast a team of 7 OTs, 6 physiotherapists and 7 therapy assistants.
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RIP, such an inspiration and sheer determination. Exciting to see what his ideas might bring for future technology!

'World's first cyborg' dies aged 64
Peter Scott-Morgan, from Devon, decided to challenge what it meant to be human when he refused to accept his fate following a diagnosis of motor neurone disease in 2017.
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Appreciation for all of the hard working nurses and care workers who look after the world’s most vulnerable. Irreplaceable ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Appreciation for all of the hard working nurses and care workers who look after the world’s most vulnerable. Irreplaceable ❤️
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