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Lauriann Greene

Lauderhill, Florida, United States

Lauriann Greene, CEAS, - Co-Author of Save Your Hands! the Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists.

Lauriann has been a leading writer, speaker and researcher on injury prevention for manual therapists since 1995. She studied at Brown and Harvard Universities and attended the Mannes College of Music before graduating in 1993 from Seattle Massage School. As a former professional orchestral conductor and pianist, Lauriann was interested in working with other musicians to reduce playing-related upper extremity injury. This interest led her to write an article on musculoskeletal disorders among musicians that appeared in Massage Therapy Journal in 1994.

Lauriann used this research, as well as her own experience with work-related injury, to develop the Save Your Hands! Workshops for massage therapists. Between 1993 and 2003, she taught these injury prevention workshops to hundreds of students and professionals across the United States and Canada. Based on the anecdotal evidence she obtained from workshop participants, and existing research on musculoskeletal disorders, the first edition of Save Your Hands! was published in 1995.

Since that time, Lauriann has written numerous articles for publications including Massage Therapy Journal, Massage Magazine, Massage & Bodywork and Positive Health Magazine. She also wrote a regular column in Massage Magazine called �Helping the Healers� for two years. In 2005, Lauriann joined forces with ergonomist and massage therapist Rick Goggins on a survey that produced the first reliable statistics on the prevalence of injury among massage therapists and bodyworkers, the results of which were publish in 2006 in Massage & Bodywork.

Lauriann recently completed training to become a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist.

Interests: Injury Prevention, Ergonomics, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy, Bodymechanics, Biomechanics

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Nonfiction

  • Save Your Hands! Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists