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The Healthy Body Handbook

SKU# 9781932603040

A Total Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries

Author: David Saidoff PT, Stuart C. Apfel MD


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A healthy, strong body is essential to the enjoyment of life. The Healthy Body Handbook was written for all those who place great emphasis on living life fully. It will help you understand the basic structure and function of the musculoskeletal system of the human body, and is written in language easily understood by the layperson, with numerous illustrations. This knowledge will enable you to be proactive about your health, make positive lifestyle choices, prevent injuries, and participate fully in the healing of injuries - especially those that are sports-related.

The authors include detailed advice regarding various exercises and the appropriate regimen for stretching and strengthening, both of which are essential to warding off age-related problems. The body sends out warning signals of impending overuse and the resultant potential for injury. In this book you will learn to listen to these signals, evaluate them, and make healthy decisions. The book also incudes information about the remedies and procedures physicians are likely to recommend after injury or illness.

A healthy body also supports a healthy intellectual and emotional life. As the great American naturalist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau said, "Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 01, 2004
  • Page Count 336
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603040
  • EISBN 9781934559451

Table of Contents 

"The Musculoskeletal System
Soft and Hard Tissue Injuries
Fatigue and Injury
Pain and Inflammation
As We Get Older
Foot, Ankle, and Leg
Your Feet
Plantar Fascitis
Achilles Tendon Injury
Ankle Joint Sprain
Shin Splints
Meniscus Injury
Knee Sprain
Arthritis of the Knee Cap
Unstable Kneecap
Jumper's Knee
Runner's Knee
Osgood Schlatter's Disease
Bursitis of the Hip
Muscle Strain
Back Strain and Sprain
Postural Back Strain
Pinched Back Nerve
Hand and Wrist
de Quervain's Disease
Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndromes
Tennis Elbow
Golfer's Elbow
Rotator Cuff Disorders
Frozen Shoulder Syndrome
Shoulder Separation, Disarticulation, and Dislocation
Cervical Spine Disease
Whiplash Injury
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.
Whole Body Conditions
Putting it all Together
Remedies for Pain Relief
Staying in Shape"

Editorial Review(s) 

"...the ultimate do-it-yourself resource for sports enthusiasts. Straightforward and packed with diagrams..." -- American Health and Fitness

"Authoritatively written without being overly technical, The Healthy Body Handbook would be a great addition to consumer health collections of public and medical libraries." -- Consumer Connections

"Whether you use The Healthy Body Handbook for cover-to-cover reading or simply as a reference, it's a great book to have around. Because you never know when you're going to need a trustworthy guide for treating a painful injury." -- Austin Fit Magazine

"Written by a physical therapist and a physician, this book is intended to help consumers become proactive about their health, make positive lifestyle choices and prevent injuries. Chapters and illustrations cover the basic structure and function of the musculoskeletal system, fatigue and injury, pain and inflammation, along with common injuries, disorders and conditions. The book includes information about the remedies and procedures physicians are likely to recommend after injury or illness. Readers will also find advice regarding exercises, stretching and strengthening and will learn how to recognize the body's warning signals of overuse and potential for injury." -- Women's Health Matters Network