March 1, 2012 (Newswire.com) - The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) recently approved Paul Hagen and VacuPractor www.VacuPractor.com as a continuing education Approved Provider (Provider # 451791-11). Hagen's two hour continuing education course "The VacuPractor Technique" can be found in the "Movement & Exercise Therapies" category.
The VacuPractor Technique provides bodywork professionals with an exciting new way to help themselves, and their patients receive the lower back pain relief they need.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH): "Nearly everyone has low back pain sometime. Men and women are equally affected. It occurs most often between ages 30 and 50, due in part to the aging process but also as a result of sedentary life styles."
John's Hopkins University Reports: "Back Pain is a $200 Billion dollar per year burden in the USA considering all treatment methods and worker absenteeism."
"Mechanical low back pain (LBP) remains the second most common symptom-related reason for seeing a physician in the United States. Of the US population, 85% will experience an episode of mechanical LBP at some point during their lifetime." - Published in Jan 2012, by Dr Everett C Hills, MD, MS Vice Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Director for Outpatient Services, Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital.
VacuPractor's goal of helping one million low back pain sufferers as stated on the official VacuPractor Facebook page.
VacuPractor actively participates in professional associations and with organizations in an effort to promote quality education and training of how lower back pain relief devices can aid medical professionals in their quest to provide their clients with the lasting pain relief they seek. By creating the education course, Paul Hagen has continued his commitment to promoting the very best knowledge on back pain relief.
Search the NCBTMB website to find Approved Continuing Education Providers by entering VacuPractor's Approved Provider Number 451791-11 in the applicable search box.
NCBTMB was established in 1992 as an independent, nonprofit organization fostering the highest standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of therapeutic massage and bodywork through two recognized credentialing programs. NCBTMB examinations are currently accepted or recognized in statute or rule by 38 states plus the District of Columbia. There are nearly 85,000 professionals with NCBTMB certification. NCBTMB's certification programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
To learn more about National Certification, visit www.ncbtmb.org.