By Lauriann Greene & Richard Goggins
Trade paperback book
352 pages, 8.50 x 11.00″
This new edition of a student and instructor favorite offers proven injury prevention and ergonomics strategies and tips to help students and experienced manual therapists save not only their hands, but also their backs, shoulders, necks, and emotional well-being throughout a long, healthy career. You will learn how to find alternative techniques to protect vulnerable parts of your body (thumbs, wrists, shoulders, neck and back); design your workspace to increase your safety and comfort; use good body mechanics to reduce stress and effort; recognize the warning signs and symptoms of injury; treat symptoms effectively before they lead to injury; and, with all of this, protect your principal investment in your career. The text includes a full conditioning program with exercises and stretches designed for all manual therapists, professionals, and students: massage therapists, PTs, PTAs, OTs, chiropractors, nurses, athletic trainers, osteopaths and more. It comes with the recommendation of the ABMP, and is required reading at schools all over the U.S. and Canada.