After an HCPA StopFalls session, we used the technique for moving and handling where we encouraged a lady to wiggle to the edge of her seat and push up through her legs while holding the arms of the chair. She stood up with much more ease than usual and had a huge smile of pride on her face and exclaimed “I DID IT!”. We were so pleased for her and will continue to use this with all our residents from now on.

Many thanks for your advice and guidance, it’s made a huge difference to this one lady already and will continue to do so for many more at our home!

What does this mean?

Getting somebody standing will almost always outweigh sedentary behaviour. Standing with the correct technique will encourage individuals to use their legs and not just rely on getting up from a chair only using their arms or equipment, as this disables people, rather than enabling them.

Want to learn how to complete a strength exercise such as a sit to stand with the correct technique? Click here