Muscle Medicine: The Revolutionary Approach to Maintaining, Strengthening, and Repairing Your Muscles and Joints

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 15, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
A leading orthopedic surgeon and a top sports chiropractor team up to offer a groundbreaking new approach to remaining injury-free and recovering from injury faster.

Muscle injuries are not just for sports superstars anymore. Back, shoulder, hip, and knee problems bedevil more and more people than ever before. Muscle Medicine provides a way to prevent such injuries from happening and to treat them when they do without drugs or surgery. The product of a collaborative effort between two widely recognized authorities on sports injuries, Muscle Medicine relies on cutting-edge medical and therapeutic expertise to deliver what many doctors cannot: explanations of how to maintain good muscle health, how to treat common muscle injuries, such as “Tennis Elbow” and “Cell Phone Neck,” and how to determine when joint surgery is and is not necessary for some common orthopedic problems. By focusing on the health of our muscles, we can prevent many sports injuries from occurring and recover faster from the ones that do, say the coauthors, whose A-list clients have included John McEnroe and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Featuring more than 100 illustrations that show the basics of muscle mechanics, along with various stretching, strengthening, and self-treatment exercises, Muscle Medicine will help readers enjoy pain-free, active lives no matter what their age or activity level.
 

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Contents

introducing Muscle Medicine
1
youR Body
9
Muscles Bones Joints
11
When Things Break down
16
Resilience
27
MindBody
29
nutrition
38
Fitness
48
The neck
79
The shoulder
102
The elbowWristhand
124
The lower Back
142
The hip
169
The knee
197
The ankle and the Foot
213
summary and epilogue
234

TRouBleshooTing youR Muscles The hoT spoTs
67
The Muscle Medicine program
69

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About the author (2009)

Rob DeStefano, DC, is a sports chiropractor, a national leader in the field of manual muscle therapies, and an avid triathelete. He divides his busy practice between offices in New Jersey and Manhattan's La Palestra health club, and he regularly consults for the New York Giants NFL football team and the Ironman World Triathalon Championships in Hawaii.

Bryan Kelly, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Joseph Hooper is contributing editor/writer for Elle and Popular Science magazines and has been covering health and fitness since 1985.

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