WHO Employees and/or supervisors
LENGTH 1 – 2 hours
This workshop focuses on safe mechanics of the whole body - including the back, neck, shoulder, arms, and legs. We review the symptoms and causes of cumulative trauma and how to reduce the risks associated with those aches and pains. Lifting techniques will be demonstrated and practiced. This training is most effective if it is preceded by 1-2 hours of onsite observation of work being performed. During this observation, photos will be taken and then incorporated into the training for customization, improved retention and problem-solving. Next best option is to send us photos of employees doing the tasks you are concerned about and having a review call to plan the training.
This is a Self-Guided Program
WHO All employees
LENGTH 1.5 hours (optional live demo and practice workshop)
The majority of people have occasional lower back pain and don’t know what to do about it. The uniqueness of our program is that it is safe for all abilities with low time investment. It equally emphasizes strengthening and stabilization for the abdominals, gluteals, and deep low back muscles, as well as having a stretching component. Our program is based on science and rehabilitation principles rather than misinformed fads. This workshop provides an overall orientation of how to use the Protect Yiour Back!© Manuals, covers the science and theory behind the program, and demonstrates the exercises and stretches in Levels 1 and 2 (out of our 5 level self-guided program) for optimal back health and function.
Protect Your Back!© Manuals
This is a safe self-guided 5-level program for optimal back health and function, based on rehabilitation principles. These full color manuals include tracking guides at each level. Volume pricing.
Protect Your Back! © Video
WHO Non-office employees and/or champions (Train the Coach – highly recommended)
LENGTH Live 1-hour workshop for up to 20 employees; live 4-hour workshop for up to 8 coaches; additional options
Our innovative, research-based warm up program is great for employees doing physical work. Based on rehabilitation and fitness principles, these movements will strengthen and stabilize the lower back, hip, knee, ankle, and shoulder joints. It has been proven to reduce injury incidence and perceived effort during work tasks, ultimately enhancing efficiency. These rehabilitation-based and fitness-based movements are designed to be performed prior to every shift and can also be done right after lunch.
Our Train the Coach course creates skilled in-house champions to ensure employees perform the activities with proper form and technique, including any necessary modifications! We offer all-employee training at two levels: a fast-paced orientation kick-off to launch the program and have your coaches assist and be daily facilitators going forward; or, an intermediate level of training that teaches all employees ways to modify the activities independently (good when coaches won’t be available daily to facilitate going forward).
Shift Prep - Joint Stabilization© Posters
Full color, laminated, and customized 18” x 24” posters include photographs and written descriptions, allowing employees to thoroughly learn each movement. Posters can only be purchased in conjunction with workshop. Licensing for digital posters also available. Volume pricing.
Shift Prep - Joint Stabilization© Pocket Guides
Pocket guides, available in pocket or custom sizes, include sketches with written descriptions of each movement. Pocket guides can only be purchased in conjunction with workshop. Licensing for digital pocket guides also available. Available with waterproof paper and ink. Volume pricing.
Shift Prep - Joint Stabilization© Video
This video includes detailed information on the movements covered in the workshop, and serves as a valuable training tool for coaches, as a refresher for employees, and as an orientation to new employees. Licensing for digital uploading or DVDs available.
View some of the Outcomes and Testimonials for our 'Shift Prep! – Joint Stabilization©' & 'Stretch Breaks!©' programs.