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    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

    An Arborist's Guide to Reducing Injury and Enhancing Performance


    Arborists, particularly climbers, are engaged in activities that demand much from their bodies. While the industry has developed many new tools and procedures to improve climbing efficiency, how the climber conditions and performs has been largely ignored. This session will cover new work and thoughts on how arborists can more efficiently perform their work and enhance their performance today, while preventing an injury to ensure a long career.


    Amanda Carpenter, DPT, CProT, CEAS, Warrensburg, New York, United States

    Amanda Carpenter, a doctor of physical therapy, is the ultimate body mechanic, dedicated to preventing musculoskeletal disorders. She has a doctorate in physical therapy from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts; an MS in physical therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester, New York; and a BS in health science, as well as certifications in professional training and ergonomic assessment. Dr. Carpenter is an expert in the science and practice of ergonomics, working with industrial athletes. She currently resides with her husband in upstate New York, where she owns and operates Carpenter Physical Therapy, an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice dedicated to improving the lives of her patients.

    Ed Carpenter, NATS Certified Instructor, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS), Douglas, Massachusetts, United States

    As CEO of C.O.R. Ergonomic Solutions, Ed Carpenter leads the company in its mission to reduce debilitating musculoskeletal disorders among athletes working and playing in the vertical realm. Ed has developed an integrated approach to educational injury-prevention, where health and wellness can be implemented on the job site, instead of in the gym.  Ed holds a BS in urban forestry from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an AS in arboriculture from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture Amherst. Ed is a lead instructor and Northeast Operations manager for North American Training Solutions (NATS). Ed has been researching and problem-solving arboricultural work systems since 1996, when he began in the tree care industry. He has been involved in training arborists since 2005, and product development since 2008. His leadership through CORE and NATS enables him to share his knowledge and passion with arborists across the globe. Ed resides in Massachusetts with his family where he owns and operates ArborOne Tree Service.

    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

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