Physical Requirements for personnel working in the gym
1) Bending and twisting
2) Frequent squatting
3) Walking and running up and down ladders, stairs, cargo nets, slides, etc.
4) Getting up and down to and from the floor
5) Reaching off base of support
6) Walking/running over uneven surfaces
7) Climbing up and down structures and climbing equipment
8) Physically assisting children with disabilities to climb up and down structures, stairs and use suspended equipment.
9) Physically assisting child with positioning, walking, and using equipment such as walkers, standers, wheelchairs, etc.
10) Each therapy session will require lifting equipment and/or children approximately 20 pounds, sometimes more
11) Must be quick and physically agile to keep up with child’s activities and movements to be within 1 arm length distance from the child. (For example, a child with a diagnosis of autism can be extremely active). Adult must be able to catch the child and/or prevent the child from injury or harm while playing on unstable equipment, or swings, etc.
Lifting and Carrying Techniques
HUG THE LOAD
Your back is not a crane. Bending at the waist and extending your torso out over a load to pick it up will strain your back. Position yourself:
· Bring the object you're lifting as close to your body as possible. Hug the load.
· Make sure your feet, knees, and torso are pointed toward the load when you're ready to lift.
· Keep your back upright as you prepare to lift.
TUCK YOUR TAILBONE
· Tighten your stomach muscles and tuck your tailbone as you prepare to lift.
· Tightening the stomach muscles automatically helps support the lower back.
BEND YOUR KNEES
· Always bend your knees when lifting anything.
· This helps maintain your center of balance and lets the strong muscles in your legs do the work of lifting while protecting your back.
LIFT AND CARRY THE LOAD
Hug the load, keep your back upright, tighten your stomach muscles, tuck your tailbone ... ready?
· Gradually straighten your legs to a standing position to lift the load.
· Come to an upright position. Don't turn or twist while lifting
· Twisting and lifting at the same time can overload your spine and lead to serious injury.
· Pivot using your feet after you've lifted the load if you need to turn.
· As you carry the load, change direction with your feet, not by twisting your body.
PULL THE LOAD DOWN
· When you're ready to set the load down, have your feet pointed toward the load.
· If possible, choose a place other than the floor to set down the load so it will be easier to pick up if it must be moved again.
· Gradually bend your knees and keep your back straight as you set down the load.
Misc. TIPS FOR A HEALTHY BACK if your job has you sitting for long periods of time
· Customize your work station to your body and tasks
· If seated for long periods of time change positions frequently
· When sitting: Feet should be supported
· Adjust chair back so you are sitting straight
· Computer monitor should be positioned so that you are looking straight ahead or slightly down
· Keep monitor at arm’s length
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