Good body mechanics and proper lifting techniques are so important for keeping your back and body healthy. As our kids with special needs and mobility restrictions get older, it is important to re-evaluate how they are lifted and carried to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. Here are some suggestions for ways to set up and execute transfers to avoid injury.
Gross motor skills involve the use of large muscles in the arms, legs, and trunk to complete whole-body movements like crawling, walking, running, and jumping. Every child is unique and develops skills differently. However, gross motor milestones (listed below) can act as a reference for a child’s development.