When moving and repositioning a service user it is important to do is with another member of staff as this will help reduce the risk of injury to the service user

When moving and repositioning a service user it is important to do is with another member of staff as this will help reduce the risk of injury to the service user. As you get older or certain medical conditions affect your skeletal and muscular systems, this will put strains on your ligaments and tendons when being moved/repositioned. When being moved it is important that you use the correct equipment such as a stand aid to help a service user stand up so you don’t over stretch their arms, legs and back. If this is done incorrectly then it can cause muscle, ligament and tendon damage and even factures to bone.