A short video that demonstrates how to properly handle your bird. http://www.petco.com
Training your bird to allow handling is important for exams or for grooming. You can work with your bird in a towel. Make it a game. Show the bird the towel. Drop it in front of her, then gently wrap it around her, and praise her. When you're restraining her, keep her neck extended. Make sure you can see her chest. Don't put any pressure on her chest, because that could inhibit her breathing. Then place her down, feet first, and then release her head. Good girl. And let her know she's a good girl. Good girl.