Requirements for Teaching Back Injury Prevention

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Hello People,

 

In a former life, I worked in spinal injury prevention and rehabilitation in the U.S., in which the methodology centered on the principles of the clinical biomechanics of the spine. That is, we taught people how spines get irritated and injured, and how to control their spines in ways that minimized problems while maximizing functionality. As a multi-disciplinary tertiary care center, we often got problem cases that other clinics couldn't handle—mostly people with complicated conditions, who had suffered failed surgeries, who had physically demanding jobs, or who participated in high-level athletic activities. We (mostly I) also ran a lot of job-site-based injury prevention courses.

 

If I wanted to run a back injury prevention course here in Germany, what kind of certification would I require, if any? I have no interest in treating patients, as such, just teaching people with or without back problems, and training them in a variety of skills and a few relevant exercises. Although solutions are individualized, there's no hands-on work involved.

 

A response from someone who knows the relevant German laws would be great. Otherwise, any insights as to where I could find an answer would also be appreciated. (After a year and a half in Germany, I'm still pretty naive about the German legal system.)

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It sounds like Rückenschule, which is offered by some health insurances together with VHS (Volkshochschule). You could ask there what is needed and maybe even teach a course.

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First things that come to mind is whether you need certification for whatever you are doing, whether the specific title you want to use is protected, and whether there can be liability involved (which would mean you need business insurance)

 

Something like Fitness coach/trainer is not protected. Whether you will get clients without qualifications is another matter

 

2 hours ago, christine.j said:

It sounds like Rückenschule, which is offered by some health insurances together with VHS (Volkshochschule). You could ask there what is needed and maybe even teach a course.

 

If you want your courses to be accredited as preventive courses (health insurances pay for those), you will need some qualifications

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