The delivery of care in rehabilitation presents challenges to the direct health care provider who must compensate for mobility and self-care deficit.
Patient-handling tasks such as transfers, positioning, lifting, ambulation, and activities of daily living are therapeutically aimed to increase endurance, make joints less stiff, strengthen muscles, reduce pain, and improve coordination and balance.
Frequent Lifting & Handling Tasks
- Gait training
- Balance training
- Positioning and out of bed schedules
- Transfer training
- Therapeutic exercise
- Partial weight bearing assistance
- Weight bearing supported treadmill training
- Aquatic / pool therapy
- ADL training assistance
- Support positions and postures
- Bowel program assistance