About April Vance, BSN, MSPTApril Vance, BSN, MSPT, is the owner of two Relax The Back franchises in Nashville, TN. An ergonomic specialist, Vance holds a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Miami (1992) as well as a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga (1983). In addition she has specific post-graduate training in ergonomics.
Vance specialized in intensive care nursing for nine years following graduation from nursing school. A decision to obtain a physical therapy degree subsequently led her to become the Assistant Director of Physical Therapy at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Altus, OK. She then worked as a physical therapy consultant across the United States and worked in a variety of hospitals and clinics for the next several years. Now a Relax the Back franchise owner for 11 years, Vance serves as an RTB Medical Liaison and is a recognized ergonomics specialist in her region.
A strong advocate of continuing education, Vance requires all her staff to undergo ergonomic training through Relax The Back's own comprehensive course. She also is pursuing additional ergonomic training for her staff so that they become certified to perform onsite ergonomic evaluations.
Vance is a popular media spokesperson on the subject of back pain and office ergonomics both locally in Nashville and nationwide. She often is asked to lecture to professional, university, and community groups about ways to promote a healthy back and improve resting and work posture.
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