Back Care: A Clinical Approach
The first section of this book examines the structure and function of the healthy back as well as what can go wrong and lead to back pain. The second section addresses back care and pain management through posture, exercises and massages. Treatment plans are also discussed. This book is authored by an experienced physical therapist who specializes in back care. This book is a useful guide for all practitioners who treat back conditions.
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