Since injury can happen even with good prevention efforts, your business plan should also include obtaining adequate insurance. Health, workers’ compensation, and long term disability insurance all give therapists an important safety net that can keep you afloat financially if injury does happen, as well as peace of mind during your career.
Therapists that develop an effective injury risk management strategy have a significant competitive advantage: the tools to maintain your health and protect your investment in your livelihood throughout a long, successful career.
Portions of this article reprinted from Save Your Hands! The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists, 2nd Edition, Copyright © 2008 Gilded Age Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Lauriann Greene, CEAS and Richard W. Goggins, CPE, LMP are co-authors of the all-new 2nd Edition of Save Your Hands! The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists , the leading textbook on self-care used in massage schools across the U.S. and Canada. Lauriann and Richard have published numerous articles in national massage and spa magazines on this subject, co-authored the first statistical study on injury among massage therapists, and offer continuing education courses, a Certified Injury Prevention Instructor program, and consulting and training to help massage therapists prevent workplace injury. For more information, please visit www.SaveYourHands.com or call 877-424-0994. buy a domain . Afrikaans dictionary