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Save Your Hands!: The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists Paperback – May 10, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 333 pages
  • Publisher: Body of Work Books; 2 edition (May 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967954916
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967954912
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #388,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I have personally and professionally benefited from reading and applying practical information of the 1st edition of Save Your Hands! I am still amazed at how much more there is to learn about self-care, ergonomics, injury prevention, conditioning and once again applying the knowledge to my Massage Therapy practice, hence my review of the 2nd Edition . . . a thorough reference and practical guide for practitioners both new and well-seasoned in their therapy career. After reading the book, I know that I have a well-researched, solid manual to turn to as a reference to support my health throughout the continuation of my career." --The Light Touch: AMTA-Montana Chapter Newsletter, November 2009


"Save Your Hands! is a 332- page, well-written, comprehensive and authoritative book. It is well-designed with clear photos and illustrations, sidebars, tables, tips and hints. It is both a reference and practical guide which, no doubt, will end up being well-thumbed due to its wealth of practical advice, tackling both the physical and emotional aspects of the manual therapist's work. All in all, Save Your Hands! is a book that I will recommend heartily to any aspiring or experienced manual therapist." --Positive Health Magazine, May 2009

"The 2 authors bring well-rounded knowledge to this topic. They represent practical experience in the fields discussed, personal experience with pain and injury, and professional experience working in injury prevention and ergonomics. This text presents a practical, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand approach to injury prevention and ergonomics as it specifically relates to the work done by health practitioners who perform manual treatment techniques. (The book) fully addresses the ergonomic issues associated with risk factors and strategies used to reduce the risk, and refreshingly discusses some topics that are often overlooked, such as the emotional toll this work can take on the practitioners. The authors have succeeded in providing a well-thought-out and practical guide that manual therapists will find useful. The book will be useful for students, those already in the field, those dealing with some of the common musculoskeletal injuries discussed, and those who teach. This inexpensive softcover book is a good investment. Any professional who does hands-on treatment should have it on the shelf." --Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, October 2009

"This book is the 2nd edition of the definitive self-care manual from Greene and Goggins. This comprehensive guide is very helpful in defining the root causes of common orthopedic injuries suffered by massage therapists. It deals with everything from finding a neutral posture to grappling with tricky emotional issues, creating a positive work environment, healthy breathing, and even outlines physical conditioning routines meant specifically for massage therapists. The book is engaging and easy to use, particularly as a reference tool. It is so comprehensive that, while you may already have excellent habits as a therapist, many of its topics may still be new to you. Just as it is important to have as many references as possible at your fingertips when helping your clients, so it is to have a similar guide for taking care of yourself." --AMTA Washington Massage Journal, Summer 2009

"This topic is unique and the authors have done a nice job of compiling information that usually is not presented in one source. The book can serve as a comprehensive resource for therapists who themselves need to be reminded of their own health while trying to restore patient health. Score: 88 out of 100." --Doody's Review Service (Chris Hughes, PT, PhD, OCS, CSCS (Slippery Rock University), November 2008

From the Publisher

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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82 of 91 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 26, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book was written by a woman who injured herself in massage school and then, instead of becoming a massage therapist, wrote this book and now makes her living teaching seminars and selling books. So she may be an expert in what caused HER injury, but does not appear to have any experience actually being a healthy therapist. If your school did not teach anything at all about body mechanics, technique adjustment, or hand safety, you may need this book - but if your school is even the least bit responsible in teaching these skills this book is just an introduction to the concepts. If you need advanced ideas, you won't find them here. Big print, low-quality photos, and self-congratulation seem to be the hallmarks of the book, and I'm glad I was able to leaf through it and not waste my money buying it.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 12, 1998
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Massage therapy schools can be lacking when it comes to teaching developing therapists how to prevent injuries as they develop their skills and clientele. This book gives valuable information, exercises, and instructions to fill in this vitally important area . I strongly recommend it for anyone who wishes to have a long and pain-free career in the massage therapy field.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 9, 1999
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As a first trimester massage therapy student, I am already seeing several of my classmates with wrist & hand injuries that could easily become serious. This book should be a required textbook for students beginning massage school. The information is easy to understand, and the exercises are quite effective. Thank you, Ms. Greene.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful By massage man on August 17, 2004
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As a Licensed massage therapist of 8 years, specializing in deep tissue work, I went through a period of injury early in my career, and turned to Ms. Greene's book to get help and hope. Unfortunately, I came away more nervous than hopeful of being able to continue with many years in a massage career that I enjoyed so much. I learned from a colleague that Ms. Greene does not practice massage anymore, and does indeed make her living off of her book, and lecturing, as another reviewer commented. In her book she takes prevention to some extremes that a massage practitioner of any experience would scoff at. I found that my period of injury was a good time to research as much as I could from various sources and figure out what would help me. (And subsequently my clients) This is not to say that there isn't some good information to be gleened from this book, but the author has given up the practice of massage, just consider the source.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By "dandelions21" on April 8, 2002
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This book is an awesome guide to anyone studying the healing arts. It is a must-read book for how to extend your massage therapy career by saving one of the most valuable tools, your hands. It indeptly describes guides of prevention, exercises to strenghten hands, and tips every therapist needs to know. If massage therapy is your career, this is one book that should not be left out of your collection.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 23, 2003
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My massage school offered very little information about injury prevention, so this book was an eye-opener for me. I think many students and even professionals don't take care of their own bodies and need the informaton that's in this book. Many of my fellow students became injured while they were in school and didn't know how to deal with it. I have many friends who are massage therapists, and when they have pain they don't know why or what to do about it. I have had pain in my arms several times, and this book helped me figure out why and get the right treatment to keep it from getting worse. I would recommend this book for any massage therapist.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sunbow on January 1, 2008
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I purchased this book after I graduated from a fabulous massage program, while awaiting my license. In the first 10 minutes of reading it, I realized I should have had this information BEFORE I started school! The information is concise, practical, and so very important for those of us who heal with our hands. Now that I'm practicing, I refer to it every couple of weeks, especially when I start feeling any pain in my hands or wrists. It gently reminds me to check my own body mechanics, and that there are other ways to help others ~ without hurting myself.
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33 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Aloha Hands on March 26, 2003
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This book is a good start for someone that has no idea what to do to take care of their muscles and joints. As a martial artist, active in the gym (weights) and a therapeutic massage therapist, I found this book to be a waste of time. On the positive side, it is a quick read and I have reinforced, by second oppinion (the book), that I know more about taking care of myself than the average bear. In purchasing this book, I was hoping to find something that I didn't already know or something that I didn't think was common sense. If you have never played sports, never taken care of your body (stretching, contrast therapies, proper posture) then this book is for you.
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