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Bariatric refers to the field of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. The term comes from the Greek words "baros," meaning weight, and "iatrikos," meaning medical treatment. Bariatric medicine includes various treatments, including diet, exercise, behavioural therapy, medication, and weight loss surgery. The main goal of bariatric medicine is to help individuals who are severely overweight or obese to lose weight and improve their overall health by reducing the size of the stomach or rerouting the small intestine to limit the absorption of food. Bariatric medicine is generally considered a last resort for individuals unable to achieve significant weight loss through other means, such as diet and exercise. At Patient Handling, we offer a range of products that can assist with a number of these conditions to enable independent living and the best quality care.


Bariatric is a term, which refers to the area of medicine that focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity, which is currently one of the most advancing medical issues being faced today.  There are over 60% of Australian adults and an average of 25% of Australian children placed in the overweight or obese classification. We have a number of products that can be used to assist with weight-bearing and ensure that the individual can undertake everyday tasks in the most practical way ensuring quality of life. The need for bariatric equipment in our hospitals, aged care facilities and private homes is increasing. Patient Handling has sourced a range of specialist bariatric moving and handling equipment to help reduce the possibility of injuries to care workers and improve the dignity of the patients. Our range covers: Bariatric patient transfer equipment such as bariatric patient hoists with safe working loads of up to 500kg, bariatric hygiene items such as wheeled bariatric commodes, bedside bariatric commodes and bariatric over-toilet aids, Bariatric wheelchairs and bariatric chairs for office, home and hospital. Should you need any specialist advice on what bariatric equipment you should be using please call us and we can assist you in finding solutions for your needs. We are able to visit your facility or home to actively problem-solve with you.

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