The new standard in fitness books, featuring hundreds of at-home stretches and exercises. At last, the first complete, fully illustrated compendium of stretching and exercises for every part of the body, backed by the experience and medical and scientific authority of the American Physical Therapy Association. Each exercise in the book has been prepared and reviewed by a special editorial board, chaired by Dr. Marilyn Moffat, president emeritus of the APTA, and widely considered to be the preeminent expert in the field. Broken down into three major sections, The American Physical Therapy Association Book of Body Repair and Maintenance first offers illustrated descriptions of the structure and mechanics of each major body part, explaining what can go wrong and how to properly care for that area. A middle section provides general information on posture, body mechanics, weight control, aerobic conditioning, and maintenance programs. Each chapter references the main part of the book, the catalog of exercises.
Fixing You: Back Pain 2nd edition significantly expands upon the top-selling first edition. Rick Olderman physical therapist, personal trainer, Pilates instructor, and certified Hanna Somatics practitioner presents a new pattern of problems creating back pain: side-bending problems. Side-bending problems involve an uneven pelvis and rib cage and Olderman shows how to easily detect and fix it. If you have pain on one side of your back or sciatic pain down one of your legs, it's likely you have a side-bending problem. Understanding why you have pain is central to fixing your pain. Fixing You: Back Pain 2nd edition offers you more tests to help you precisely understand the causes of your pain. To permanently fix your pain must change how you use your body. Fixing You: Back Pain 2nd edition teaches you how to sit, walk, bend over, and sleep better. These activities often harbor the most subtle yet egregious issues feeding your pain. Often there are issues operating in the background contributing to your pain. These problems set you up for failure and pain. Find out what these issues are by visiting the Fixing You books website and downloading a free copy of Chapter 3: The Basics. Videos and pictures of all tests and exercises have been re-shot and can be found on the Fixing You books website. You must enter the code found in the book to access the videos. Enjoy the process of discovering why you have pain!
The revised third edition contains 80 illustrations now in full color! A Doody's Core Title for 2011! WINNER OF THE HIGHLY COMMENDED PRIZE IN THE ORTHOPAEDICS AND RHEUMATOLOGY CATEGORY OF THE 2007 BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION MEDICAL BOOK AWARDS (of an earlier edition) "A previously good textbook has just got better! I particularly like the colour coding for chapters. Sections have been updated by experts in the individual topic areas. The new illustrations are used to demonstrate principles and example exercises. Brilliant: it is difficult to praise this book highly enough as it is an excellent textbook. The new illustrations, updated sections and use of eminent sports medicine specialists as co-authors help to reassure that every effort has been made to improve this book."--BMA REVIEWER QUOTE Clinical Sports Medicine has been fully updated from the popular 2nd edition (2000). It is even more practical, now superbly illustrated, easy-to-read and packed with substantially updated and new material. There are samples of several chapters online including the whole "Pain in the Achilles region" chapter. This book describes a completely symptom-oriented approach to treating clinical problems. The practitioner can turn to the chapter that describes the patient presentation (e.g., longstanding groin pain, acute ankle injuries) and review the likely differential diagnoses, the clinical approach, and the full color pictures of the physical examination (physical examination for several major systems are also available as a separate DVD.
Fixing You: Shoulder & Elbow Pain highlights the shoulder blade as the primary culprit in shoulder and elbow problems. If the shoulder blade does not move properly, adverse stress is placed on the shoulder joint because the upper arm bone will not rest or move well either. Fixing You: Shoulder & Elbow Pain teaches you why this occurs and how to fix it. Problems with shoulder blade function, by extension, establish the environment for elbow injuries such as tennis elbow or golfers elbow. For this reason, to fix chronic elbow pain, problems must be addressed at both the shoulder and elbow. Fixing pain in the shoulder and elbow is much like fixing pain anywhere in the body. You must understand which muscles and joints are not working well and grasp how those problems feed poor movement habits which then reinforce the original poor muscle and joint function. This creates a cycle of pain. Visit www.FixingYou.net to learn more.
Hip and knee pain often result from poor movement habits, which then create excessive stress to tissues such as bone, ligament, and tendons. Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain is an easy-to-read guide, teaching the reader how their hips and knees should work and why problems occur when they don't. Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain uses plenty of illustrations and photos as well as real client stories to show the reader how the body is supposed to work. This book addresses diagnoses such as arthritis, bursitis, ITB Friction Syndrome, anterior knee pain SI joint dysfunction and more. Video clips of all exercises in the book can be found on www.FixingYou.net to ensure proper form and therefore quicker results.
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"At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-ming a seventeenth-century Chinese sage explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and foolishness, and heaven and hell. He draws from the wisdom of the Three Creeds Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism to impress upon us that by combining simple elegance with the ordinary, we can make our lives artistic and poetic. This sense, along with a particular understanding of Zen that makes art from the simple in everyday life, has permeated Chinese and Japanese culture to this day. The work is divided into two books. The first generally deals with the art of living in society and the second is concerned with man's solitude and contemplations of nature. These themes repeatedly spill over into each other, creating multiple levels of meaning."
The foremost authorities from chiropractics, orthopaedics and physical therapy present a practical overview of spinal rehabilitation. This clinical resource presents the most current and significant spinal rehab information, showing how to apply simple and inexpensive rehabilitation in the office. The updated Second Edition includes clinical/regional protocols and chapters on diagnostic triage, acute care, functional assessment, recovery care, outcomes, and biopsychosocial aspects. A bonus DVD offers demonstrations of key therapies and procedures.
Unlike other texts on back pain, this book focuses on issues directly related to patient rehabilitation. Each section reviews the current literature to ensure the reliability of information, and balances that information with usable clinical strategies. The book is divided in to three main sections, with leading therapists and well-known clinicians sharing their experience on such topics as chronic pain, symptom magnification, muscle fatigue, exercise and truck dynamometers.