Preventing a Back Injury
Many people who care for others physical needs are at risk of back strain, twisting or other back, neck or shoulder injuries to themselves.
By following some simple rules when doing everyday tasks and when helping someone else to move, injury risks can be reduced by:
Arthritis Related Back & Musculoskeletal Problems
You or the person you care for, may have been diagnosed with an arthritis disorder or oesteoporis.
Consulting with a physiotherapist, podiatrist, chiropractor or exercise physiologist on how you can manage mobility & flexibility is also an option.
Caring for a physically disabled child or adult
When you're looking after a physically disabled child or adult its important to think about your own physical health & avoid sprains and other injuries when lifting the person, pushing beds, wheelchairs and other equipment.
Caring for your back and obtaining ideas for moving and lifting from physiotherapy and occupational therapy staff is essential.
Do you or someone you know struggles with chronic pain?
Chronic pain does not discriminate, it can have an impact on any person of any age. Pain is considered chronic if it is ongoing and lasts at least three months.
The Pain Management Network website has useful information and resources specifically for adults and youth, covering topics suchs as sleep; physical activity; getting help and staying on track http://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/chronic-pain