A new program by the most-trusted name in self-care and ergonomics trains massage therapists how to teach injury prevention to other manual therapists.

Coconut Creek, Florida, 10/17/2010 Save Your Hands!® has announced its affordable Certified Injury Prevention Instructor (CIPI) program, designed to provide CIPI instructors the skills, curriculum and marketing savvy to perform successful independent Save Your Hands!® workshops or to be hired as a trainer by spas, clinics and schools.

The CIPI certification includes three online courses, including one by renowned massage marketing/business expert Cherie Sohnen-Moe on how instructors can market themselves as a CIPI. The certification process concludes with a live, hands-on weekend workshop. The first live workshops will be held in Corona, California, (at Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa) on Nov. 13 and 14, 2010 and in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Feb. 12 and 13, 2011. The entire certification provides 50 CEUs.

According to Lauriann Greene, CIPI program director and one of the foremost experts on injury prevention for manual therapists, “Seventy-seven percent of manual therapists and bodyworkers report symptoms or injury as a result of their work. But these injuries can be prevented. There’s a great need for more capable instructors to teach effective, proven methods and tips to prevent injury. By becoming certified, qualified massage therapists and other manual therapists can help other therapists to protect and prolong their careers while creating an additional income stream and saving their own hands.”

CIPI graduates get ongoing support with tools from the saveyourhands.com website, including an online directory that potential employers use to locate CIPIs, a forum to communicate with other CIPI’s and access to Save Your Hands!® co-authors and expert instructors Lauriann Greene and Rick Goggins for questions and advice.

Schools and spas also benefit from training a CIPI

For schools, the program provides a way to train an instructor to incorporate effective injury prevention information into the school’s core curriculum and continuing education program.

For spas and clinics, the CIPI program can provide an in-house injury prevention trainer to help reduce workers’ comp claims, turnover and absenteeism among treatment staff.

Spas wanting to reduce their costs, schools interested in enhancing their curriculum and CE program, and manual therapists who value helping others and are excited about a new way to make money can find more information by contacting Save Your Hands!® at (877) 424-0994 or syhcourses@saveyourhands.com or by visiting www.saveyourhands.com/certified-injury-prevention-instructor.

About Save Your Hands!®

Save Your Hands!® is the most trusted name in self-care, injury prevention and ergonomics for manual therapists. For more than 15 years, their textbook, courses and workshops have helped more than 100,000 manual therapists and bodyworkers learn proven methods to protect their health and prolong their careers.

The Save Your Hands!® Workshop is based on the Save Your Hands!® 2nd Edition textbook, co-authored , C.E.A.S., and Richard W. Goggins, C.P.E., L.M.P., a certified professional ergonomist and massage therapist with more than 17 years of experience in occupational health and safety.

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