"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.