Many patients, clients, and residents may have some difficulty getting out of bed, walking around, bathing, or using a wheel chair. These difficulties can lead to incidents of patient injuries when they fall or attempt to do something beyond their means. The Direct Support Professional can prevent these incidents by learning how to best position patients and how to help them move around. Patients and clients are kept safe when Direct Support Professionals know how to prevent falls, when to use physical restraints and how to watch for other ways a patient may become injured. When Direct Support Professionals understand body mechanics, they can best help patients without causing injury to themselves or others.