The Manual Handling Collective is a videoed podcast series, made possible by the support of Haines Medical Australia. Haines are proud to help inspire you through this collaboration.  You will hear interviews with the ‘brains trust’ of amazing industry leaders in the occupational health and wellness community. As an ever-curious and passionate Manual Handling Educator and Physiotherapist, I invite my guests to speak frankly about hot topics.  Tune in to absorb the inspiration from their stories and keep up to date with the latest and greatest work and ideas in manual handling.

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Series 1 2020

Podcast 1&2    Bariatric patient care with Stephen Morley and Tracy Nowicki 

Podcast 3&4    Pandemics and wellbeing with Tracy Nowicki and Dr Shahina Braganza

Podcast 5&6    Technology, the future and professional development with Scott Coleman and Pippa Wright


Episode 1 Aug 11, 2020

Safe Patient Handling Coordinator, Stephen Morley

Building organisational capability for caring for bariatric patients.

Simple, smart practical thinking when it comes to caring for bariatric patients throughout their hospital journey, including through to their end of life.

Episode 2 25 Aug, 2020

Clinical Care Consultant, Tracy Nowicki

Be inspired to ‘lift our game’ and build more workforce empathy for bariatric patients

“The Pressure Lady” inspires us through her stories of bariatric care to look to the future and take a more considered approach to bariatric patient admissions.

Episode 3 Sept 8, 2020

Clinical Care Consultant, Tracy Nowicki

Coping in a crisis: Impacts of Covid-19 for patient handling in an acute hospital

In this episode you will hear about: Empowering Covid-19 workers - wellness tips from the frontline; Hospital staff responses to Covid-19 disruptions; resilience strategies; changes on ‘the other side’ of Covid-19 and more.

Episode 4 Sep 10, 2020

Emergency Medicine Consultant, Dr Shahina Braganza

How do high performing medical teams in chaotic environments optimize their wellness for performance gains?

Connection is the foundation for optimizing team performance. What is the silver lining from Covid-19 for worker wellness? How does wellbeing link to preventing manual handling injuries? Hear how emergency doctors ‘do’ workplace wellbeing and secrets to reducing burnout and more.

Episode 5 Oct 6, 2020

Sports Physiotherapist and Founder of Preventure, Wearable Technology, Scott Coleman

Lessons from the sports fields for our frontline workers and the future of Manual Handling training using customisation technology and data.

Scott dives into manual handling injury prevention, including use of new, evolving manual handling technologies including the exoskeleton and augmented reality, why measure load rather than force and helpful lessons from sports science.

Episode 6 drops Oct 20, '20

Chairperson (outgoing) of Australian Association of Manual Handling of People (AAMHP) and Director of Preventative Injury Planning Strategies, Pippa Wight

Pippa shares global lessons including the USA’s certification of safe patient handling professionals and encourages forward thinking attitudes toward collaboration.

Do you know what are your manual handling trainers' credentials are? How to set an attitude for success when dealing with WHS challenges and how you can get the best out of your own professional development.