Save Your Hands!: The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists

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The physically demanding work manual therapists do puts them at risk for musculoskeletal injury. But injury is not inevitable. Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition gives manual therapists the proven injury prevention and ergonomics strategies and tips they need to protect their health and prolong their careers. Whether you're a student or an experienced practitioner in any of the hands-on treatment professions (massage, PT, OT, nursing, chiropractic, etc.), this indispensable guide will help you save not only your hands, but also your back, neck, shoulders and emotional well-being throughout a long, healthy career.

In an accessible, richly-illustrated format, Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition shows you how to:

* Design your treatment space so you can work safely and efficiently
* Find alternative techniques to protect vulnerable parts of your body
* Improve body mechanics to reduce stress and increase comfort as you work
* Stay in shape with a physical conditioning program developed specifically for manual therapists
* Recognize early symptoms and address them effectively before they lead to injury.

"Quite simply, the book is excellently conceived and constructed, and is very well presented, and I highly recommend it."
-- Leon Chaitow, ND, DO, author, Muscle Energy Techniques, Honorary Fellow, University of Westminster, London

"Save Your Hands! provides excellent practical suggestions for improving safety of the provision of manual therapy services."
--Jeff Lau, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT, Program Director, PTA program, Provo College, Utah

"Save Your Hands! is a book every massage therapist and hands-on health practitioner should own and study."
--Ben E. Benjamin, PhD, author, Listen to Your Pain

"Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition is by far the most knowledgably written, fully researched and richly illustrated book available on the subject of manual therapist injury prevention."
--Renee F. Gladieux, The Pressure Positive Company

"At Centura College, Save Your Hands! has always been and continues to be the textbook of choice for our Injury Prevention course. Graduates of our college frequently remark that Save Your Hands! is one of their most valued reference and resource texts.
--David Marquart, CMT, Corporate Director of Massage Therapy Programs, Centura College

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Manual treatment professionals are cheering the long-awaited release of the 2nd Edition of the definitive self-care manual for hands-on health practitioners. Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition has been the leading guide to injury prevention for manual therapists for over a decade. It is a required or recommended text at schools across the U.S., Canada and worldwide, and has helped over 100,000 manual therapists protect and prolong their careers since it was first published in 1995.

Greene and Goggins bring a combined 30 years' experience in work-related injury prevention to this book. Their advanced training in ergonomics and first-hand knowledge of the challenges manual therapists face at work, enables them to present the most effective, research-based techniques and strategies for preventing career-threatening injuries.

Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition has been unanimously acclaimed by leading journals and top experts in the manual treatment fields as the comprehensive, authoritative injury prevention resource students and experienced practitioners need to reduce their risk of injury at work. The 2nd Edition is beautifully laid-out and illustrated, and expertly written in a pleasant, conversational style that makes for lively reading. You can also earn continuing education credits with affordable Save Your Hands online CE courses, based on the book.

By Lauriann Greene, CEAS and Richard W. Goggins, CPE, LMP. Softcover, 352 pages, 83 photos & illustrations. With contributions by Janet M. Peterson, PT, DPT, and Foreword by Ben E. Benjamin, PhD.

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In Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition, we've tried to present a positive, holistic approach to injury prevention, with scores of practical tips and real-life suggestions you can use every day to increase your comfort and safety on the job and prolong your career. Therapists tell us they go back to Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition time after time during their careers, and always find something new to learn or apply to their work that helps them proactively reduce their injury risk. What's more, Save Your Hands! will help you enhance your practice by learning how to use the principles of ergonomics to more effectively treat your clients' musculoskeletal symptoms and injuries! With Save Your Hands! in your personal library, we feel confident that you'll have the information and support you need to have a long, healthy career. --Lauriann Greene and Rick Goggins

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