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The American Physical Therapy Association Book of Body Repair & Maintenance

Hundreds of Stretches & Exercises for Every Part of the Human Body

Steve Vickery and Marilyn Moffat

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The new standard in fitness books, featuring hundreds of at-home stretches and exercises. At last, the first complete, fully illustrated compium 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 book 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.

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The American Physical Therapy Association Book of Body Repair & Maintenance
PART ICHAPTER ONEThe BackIf your back hurts right now, you probably don't care that back pain is the most common cause of "loss of activity" for adults under 45 ... or that it's estimated that as many as 80 percent of American workers suffer back pain at some time during their careers ...or that back pain is the most frequent medical complaint in America next to the common cold ...or that back pain costs us $60 billion annually in medical expenses and lost productivity.What you care about is that your back hurts.No one
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Steve Vickery and Marilyn Moffat

  • MARILYN MOFFAT is a professor of Physical Therapy at New York University, where she heads doctoral and post-professional graduate master's programs in pathokinesiology. She served as president of APTA for six years.

    STEVE VICKERY is a writer and designer for newspapers and magazines. He has developed numerous patient-education booklets for APTA.
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Hundreds of Stretches & Exercises for Every Part of the Human Body

Steve Vickery and Marilyn Moffat

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