Pam is a nurse and lecturer and for the last 13 years has been has been employed as a Moving and Handling Advisor and Consultant in both the Acute and Community sectors. Pam is on the National Back Exchange Committee as a Regional Officer and regularly presents at national and regional conferences and workshops. After completing her MSc at Loughborough University Pam became a founder member of the Loughborough Alumni Research Forum in patient handling and is a contributing author to the ‘Handling of People Series’ and ‘Clinical Skills’ publications. She is especially interested in the partnership aspect of assisting people with movement.
Lois has worked in Health and Social Care for 35 years, and completed her PGDIP in Back Care at Loughborough in 2006. She is the chair of Lancashire and Greater Manchester Back Exchange Group and works in a large NHS Foundation Trust covering both Acute and Community services.
The act of standing and placing weight through the lower limbs is acknowledged as being beneficial to all systems of the body and is therefore encouraged as far as it is safe to do so. This interactive session explores the incremental progression including the use of equipment to assist a person with movement from a sitting to a standing position.