Instant Relief: Tell Me Where It Hurts and I'll Tell You What to Do (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 208 pages
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A renowned physical therapist helps you get rid of your pain in just 10 seconds.

In this one-of-a-kind book, Peggy Brill, acclaimed author of The Core Program, shows you how to find relief from chronic and everyday aches and pains as well as all those stress-related pains that can attack so suddenly—whether you’re at work, in a car or a plane, at home with your kids, recovering from surgery, or relaxing in bed. Instant Relief provides 100 clearly illustrated, easy-to-do 10-second exercises that provide immediate therapy for every part of your body—from your head to your toes.

• Does your upper body ache after hours of hunching over a report due by the end of the day?

Try doing the Brill Chicken. For extra relief,there’s the Dead Brill Chicken.

• Desperate to get rid of that tension headache?

Try the Tongue Press, the Ear Tug, the Cheek Release, or the Scalp Glide.

• Is your lower back killing you?

Do the Pelvic Rock or the Pelvic Clock.

• Feel those calves cramping up again?

Do the Ankle Pump.

• Need something to relieve your aching feet?

Try the Foot Dome, the Toe Lift, or a simple self-massage.

• Does your knee hurt when you walk downstairs?

Do the Squeeze and Step.


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Review: Instant Relief: Tell Me Where It Hurts and I'll Tell You What to Do

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

Life saver! Or simply a back-saver! Clear simple exercises and explanations! It's a back bible! Brill!! Read full review

Review: Instant Relief: Tell Me Where It Hurts and I'll Tell You What to Do

User Review  - Tina - Goodreads

Amazed at how many medical professionals use yoga for pain and/or stress relief....Peggy's book is well thought out and has great pictures with the explanations for pain relief... Read full review

Contents

Backward Shoulder Circles
62
Cross Chest
63
Doorway Pectoral Stretch at 90 Degrees
65
Doorway Pectoral Stretch at 120 Degrees
66
Hands Behind Back Pectoral Stretch Seated
67
Arm Pull Behind Back
68
Pendulums
69
Brill Prone Chicken
71

Tongue Loop
31
Scalp Glide
32
Forehead Roll
33
Eye Calisthenics Straight
35
Eye Calisthenics Diagonal
36
Sinus Drainer
37
Prone Neck ProtrusionRetraction
38
Your Neck
41
Neck Retraction Classic Form
45
Towel Stretch
46
Neck Retraction with Chin Push
47
Neck Retraction with Resistance
48
Neck Retraction with Extension
49
Neck Flexion
50
Side Neck Bends
53
Side Neck Bends with Overpressure
54
Neck Retraction on Pillow
55
Your Elbows
72
Triceps Muscle Stretch
76
Ulnar Nerve Glide Birdman
77
Median Nerve Glide The Carpal Tunnel Reliever
78
Radial Nerve Glide
79
Your Hands
81
Finger Flexion
84
Palm Stretch with Finger Extension
85
Figure 8s
86
Wrist Distraction
87
Your MidBack
89
Hug Yourself
95
Seated Backward Bend
96
Be a Genie
97
Torso Side Bends
98
Head Over Bed
99
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About the author (2007)

Peggy Wachterhauser Brill, P.T,. is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. Her private practice, Brill Physical Therapy, is in midtown Manhattan, and she also maintains offices in the corporate headquarters of Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston. Her expertise is sought after by the Duke University men’s basketball team, top executives all over the world, and leading physicians at the Hospital for Special Surgery and several other major medical centers. The author of The Core Program: 15 Minutes a Day That Can Change Your Life, Peggy lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Susan Suffes is a writer and editor who lives in New York City.


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