The all-new Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition gives manual therapists the proven injury prevention and ergonomics strategies and tips they need to protect their health and safeguard their careers. Whether you are a massage student or an experienced practitioner, this indispensable guide offers the practical advice you need to save not only your hands, but also your back, neck, shoulders and emotional well-being throughout a long, healthy career. Perfect for massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors and other hands-on health professionals.
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 your body mechanics to work with less physical stress and greater comfort
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
Softcover, 352 pages, 83 photos & illustrations. With contributions by Janet M. Peterson, PT, DPT, and Foreword by Ben E. Benjamin, PhD.