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Body Mechanics

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Body alignments: refers to correct positioning of head, back, and limbs ... Avoid twisting the body. Bend knees, keep back straight, spread feet about one foot ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Body Mechanics


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Body Mechanics
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Body Mechanics
  • Terms relating to
  • body mechanics
  • Body mechanics using all of
  • body parts efficiently to safely
  • lift and move
  • Body alignments refers to correct positioning
    of head, back, and limbs
  • Posture position of body parts in
  • relation to each other

3
Body Mechanics
  • Terms (continued)
  • Mobility the ability to move
  • Balance the ability to maintain a
  • steady position that does not tip
  • Body support advise used to
  • support body at work to
  • reduce damage when lifting,
  • moving, and transferring clients

4
Body Mechanics
  • Rules for proper body mechanics
  • Use stronger, larger muscles
  • to perform tasks which require
  • physical effort
  • When moving heavy objects,
  • try to push or pull instead of
  • lifting the items

5
Body Mechanics
  • Rules (continued)
  • - Get help if object feels too
  • heavy to lift
  • - Lift in a smooth motion to
  • prevent injury

6
Body Mechanics
  • Rules (continued)
  • Maintain a good posture
  • Avoid twisting the body
  • Bend knees, keep back straight, spread feet about
    one foot
  • apart, and use leg muscles
  • when lifting.

7
Body Mechanics
  • Conditions which affect
  • moving, lifting, or
  • transferring clients
  • Obesity
  • Fragility
  • Amputation
  • Paralysis

8
Body Mechanics
  • Conditions which affect moving,
  • lifting, or transferring clients (continued)
  • Extra equipment needs
  • Altered level of consciousness
  • Language barriers
  • Hearing or vision loss
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