The joint effort of a psychotherapist, a Pilates instructor, and a respected New York back surgeon, this book offers a step-by-step method for gentle rehabilitation and recovery, a proven program for regaining mobility and quality of life.
A protege of trigger-point-therapy founders Janet Travell and David Simons presents the first in her series of comprehensive manuals, designed to provide relief from muscle pain using both trigger-point massage and other never-before-published techniques developed by Travell and Simons. Original.
If you or a loved one are facing the possibility of scoliosis surgery, this book is for you. Written in plain English by an adult who has been through it, this book explains everything you need to know about scoliosis surgery, from initial planning all the way through to recovery. The book covers what is involved in the surgery, how to decide whether surgery is the right course of action, what the surgical options are, what alternatives to surgery exist, how to choose a surgeon, how to prepare for surgery and the lengthy recovery process, and much more. Through detailed explanations of complex medical terminology and informative illustrations, this book provides you with a solid understanding of scoliosis surgery, enabling you to better understand what your surgeon tells you and to empower you to ask more meaningful questions. Whether for you, a family member or a friend, anyone confronting scoliosis surgery will find this book invaluable.
In Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain, Duke Integrative Medicine yoga therapist and personal trainer Carol Krucoff offers readers effective yoga stretches, postures, and mind-body techniques for eliminating neck and shoulder pain and tension.
Pain is often treatable but doctors, medical professionals, and patients don't understand the intricacies of chronic pain. Millions who suffer from pain become hopeless. With Aches and Gains, Dr. Paul Christo, a Johns Hopkins physician and leading pain specialist sheds new light on what it means to live with and overcome chronic pain. Dr. Christo shares celebrity interviews, including Naomi Judd, Lisa Swayze, Montel Williams, Ally Hilfiger, and Clay Walker, from his Sirius XM radio show Aches and Gains®, and stories from patients who have found a way to overcome the pain that once controlled their lives. Offering traditional, integrative, and innovative methods of easing pain, the book is a life-changing tool for anyone associated with pain including pain sufferers themselves, doctors, nurses, medical professionals, and caregivers. Features a foreword by renowned talk show host Montel Williams.
Americans are bombarded new diet, fitness and health claims everyday (many repeated in the media without fact checking). This guide details the research behind 100 of claims to inform readers about which ones will actually work to help them lose weight, get in shape and achieve good health.
Of Ukrainian descent, Olga was born in a small Saskatchewan town on March 2, 1919. She became a teacher in 1941 and, over the next 34 years, she taught her students the importance of developing good health and fitness habits to ensure they maintain a balanced life ... At 77, she decided to try track and field. Her dedication to the sport helped her win gold ... As of 2014, Olga has broken 26 world records in track and field and earned over 700 medals. -- [p.4] of cover.
Get Fit in Bed is the first book to present a fitness program that can be completed without getting out of bed--a perfect solution for people of all ages recovering from surgery or health problems such as fibromyalgia, arthritis or chronic fatigue, or challenged by mobility issues, such as expecting mothers on bed rest.These proven-effective techniques are fully illustrated by more than 100 black-and-white photographs and described with clear step-by-step instructions. Get Fit in Bed features a series of 42 exercises drawn from yoga, Pilates, karate and stretching.
Your mood, thoughts, and emotions can affect your perception of pain and even your ability to heal. In fact, your past life experiences influence your current physical challenges: “your biography influences your biology.” While treatments like medication and physical therapy can be enormously beneficial to the body, to maximize pain relief, it’s necessary to take advantage of the mind’s healing abilities. This book offers a revolutionary new treatment approach, mindfulness-based chronic pain management, that helps you harness your mind’s power to quiet your pain and put you in control. Mindfulness practice, which includes stationary meditations, movement meditations, mindful art, and other strategies, will help you: •Understand how emotions and thoughts affect physical symptoms •Reverse the debilitating effects of some chronic pain conditions •Prevent pain from becoming chronic or long-term •Lift the anxiety and depression that may accompany chronic pain
For many men, middle age arrives too fast and without due warning. One day you are young, free and single; the next you are bald, fat and washed-up, with weird tendrils of hair growing out of your ears. None of it seems fair. With age should come dignity and respect, but instead everyone makes tired jokes about buying a motorbike. Marcus Berkmann isn't having it. Having marked his fiftieth birthday by hiding under the duvet for six weeks, the author of the cricket classics Rain Men and Zimmer Men is now determined to find some light in the all-consuming darkness. Musing over birth, death and all the messy stuff in between, he concludes that however dreadful you look in the mirror today, it will be much worse in ten years' time. His brutally candid despatch from the frontline is not for the faint-hearted, which is to say anyone under thirty-five.
'It's GREAT! Thought-provoking, gripping and moving' Marian Keyes 'It will crawl under your skin, refusing to let go. A heart-breaking read' Sunday Independent __________ Sarah loves being a mother - it defines her. Every year she writes a birthday letter of love to her adored daughter, Izzy, now seven. And after she falls pregnant, she promises Izzy that the arrival of a baby brother will make their family complete. So when she collapses a few months later, the safe happy life Izzy knows is shattered. With Sarah's future, and the future of her pregnancy, in their hands, her husband and sister disagree fiercely about her treatment. The once close family starts to fall apart. The clock is ticking, and the doctors need a decision. Can those who love Sarah get beyond the fog of grief and anger to figure out what's for the best? Can they ever forgive each other for the decisions they make? Will Izzy lose everything she knows and loves? __________ 'Compelling, deeply moving and heartbreaking ... a must-read' Woman's Way 'Might be her finest novel yet' Irish Examiner 'What a devastating, gorgeous read' Emily Hourican 'I need a therapy session after reading Seven Letters - I'm an emotional wreck!' Margaret Madden, Bleach House Library