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Event Info

Save Your Hands! Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists

Date and Time: December 6, 2020
Location: Prince Albert, SK
Price: $
Instructor: Denise Haugen, RMT, ACIPI

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Save Your Hands!®

The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists, 2nd Edition

The physically demanding work that 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, real-life suggestions and practical tips they need to protect their health and prolong their careers. Whether you are a student or an experienced practitioner, this indispensable guide will help you save not only your hands, but also your back, neck, shoulders and emotional well-being throughout a long and healthy career.

Save Your Hands!® is a comprehensive resource you'll turn to time after time throughout your career.

Injury Prevention & Ergonomics Solutions offers publications, consulting, training and continuing education for manual therapists, the businesses that hire them and the schools that train them. Save Your Hands! also provides training sessions for schools, spas, practices, associations and healthcare facilities, for in-service training, continuing education programs, annual meetings/conferences, and more. Each training session is customized for the type of manual therapist, the nature of the facility and any specific circumstances you would like us to address.  Our expert instructors have all been educated as manual therapists, with additional training and experience in ergonomics. Using this unique perspective and expertise, we help manual therapists in the United States, Canada and worldwide learn how to prevent injury and work with greater comfort and safety.

Our Instructors show 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 your body mechanics to reduce stress and increase comfort as you work

·       Stay in shape with a comprehensive physical conditioning program developed specifically for manual therapists

·       Recognize early symptoms and address them effectively before they lead to injury

·       Use the principles of ergonomics to more effectively treat your clients, adding value to your practice.

Save Your Hands!® courses are approved by NCBTMB (Provider #1286), the Florida Board of Massage Therapy (Provider #50-11457), Texas Dept. of State Health Services (License #CE1463), and the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (as well as the other Canadian Boards who use their approval as standard), College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador, Natural Heath Practitioners of Canada and the Remedial Massage Therapists Association.

Don't let symptoms or injury interrupt your career. 


Save Your Hands!® Workshop 

Earn CEUs as you learn hands-on practical techniques and tips to reduce fatigue and discomfort, prevent musculoskeletal injury and extend your career. Attendees learn to reduce the physical demands of their work on their own bodies while still providing a thorough hands on treatment to their clients. Workshops are available for professionals and students.

Combining lecture and discussion with fun innovative activities and plenty of hands-on practice, the workshops are taught in an informal style that encourages active participation. Attendees come away from the workshop with an excellent overview of ergonomics and injury prevention principles and a self-care plan including changes they will make to their practice based on what they have learned.

All participants will receive a Save Your Hands! 2nd edition textbook, valued at $59.00, as well as a Certificate of Completion. 

Please join me for a fun filled day of education!

Items to bring: massage table, set of sheets and oil/lotion.


Workshop Outline

Hour 1: 

Injuries and Causes

The “Big Three” Risk Factors


Hour 2: 

Strategies for Injury Prevention

Awkward vs. Neutral Postures

Static Loading

Wrist Posture and Grip Strength

Observing and Coaching


Hour 3: 

Risk Factor Observation and Body Mechanics Practice

Practitioner Positioning

Scapular Stabilization

Engaging the Lower Body

Effort Rating


Lunch – 1 hour


Hour 4: 

Finding Alternatives to Stressful Techniques

Gliding Strokes

Applying Pressure


Hour 5: 

Finding Alternatives to Stressful Techniques (cont’d.)

Lifting Tissues

Lifting, tractioning and stretching parts of the client’s body


Hour 6: 

Awareness of Injury

Recognizing symptoms

Importance of early treatment

Risk factor review

Holistic self care


Investment: $455.00


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