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New Professionals Meeting- Ergonomics and Movement Dynamics for Pruners

  • 10/16/2022
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Zoom
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APA Virtual New Professionals Meeting

Please join us for a panel discussion on:

Ergonomics and Movement Dynamics for Pruners

Guest speakers are:  APA CAP Lary Huls and APA member Rachael Bouch-D

This talk will provide insights into movement dynamics, how repetitive injuries occur, and how to move with awareness to avoid those injuries which develop over time so that we can practice our craft for as many years as we choose to.

Speakers will cover how to move effectively with the basic tools of our trade: hand pruners, saws, long reach tools, and ladders. There will be guided movement sections in the talk.

        When: Sunday October 16th, 2022

4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT

Free for APA Members (log in for discount)

$20 for APA Supporters (non-members)

This meeting is on Zoom.  Please register through the link in this email, or on the APA website, in order to receive your Zoom registration link. 

Lary Huls was a Registered Nurse for 24 years and got involved in occupational medicine, injury prevention and worksite fitness. In that capacity, he eventually did close to 1000 ergonomic evaluations on everything from paralegals to high rise iron workers to costumers (people who make costumes) for the SF Opera. He discovered Merritt and began studying design, construction and pruning and transitioned over to that, eventually getting his contractor's license and the various certificates noted below. He did that for about 20 years. In the midst of that, he trained in Aikido for 13 years. Six years ago he designed and built an all-native public butterfly garden in San Leandro and now coordinates maintenance on it as well as being the Vice President of the Friends of San Leandro Creek.

Rachael Bouch-D is an osteopathic bodywork practitioner, movement educator, and owner of InBody Center. With nearly 20 years of experience in private practice, she specializes in infant, pediatric and adolescent care, as well as training movement professionals. With years of helping people recover from acute injuries and chronic pain, she understands components that predispose us to injury. HOW we move influences how we can sustain certain movements.

In addition to her manual therapy practice, Rachael is also a professional aesthetic pruner. This gives her an insider's view into the types of movements that are required from us as we prune, and how to do them safely, and for years to come. Let’s unpack together some tricks and tools for staying limber, agile and strong as we do our work!

The New Professionals will meet every 2 to 3 months to discuss various topics pertinent to those in their first few years of running a business.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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