Synopses & Reviews
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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Muscle injuries are not just for sports superstars anymore. Back, shoulder, hip, and knee problems bedevil more and more people than ever before. andlt;iandgt;Muscle Medicineandlt;/iandgt; 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,andlt;iandgt; Muscle Medicineandlt;/iandgt; 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 and#8220;Tennis Elbowand#8221; and and#8220;Cell Phone Neck,and#8221; 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.
"Dr. Rob and I are cut from the same cloth, no nonsense and telling it like it is. Here's to getting older but feeling better!" -- John McEnroe, tennis champion
"Dr. Rob helped me to resolve issues that have limited me in the past. I improved my game and I'm pain free." -- Natalie Gulbis, LPGA golfer
"This is a revolutionary book. I highly recommend it!" -- Liam Neeson, actor
"Dr. Kelly helps me perform to my full potential. I have counted on Dr. Kelly to help me care for my muscles and joints and his advice has always been essential to my health. Listen to what he has to say." -- Corey Webster, New York Giants
Muscle and joint injuries are not just for sports superstars anymore. Back, shoulder, hip, and knee problems impact more of us than ever before, sometimes making even routine activities seem impossible. Now, two of America's top experts on muscle and joint health have teamed up to create a program that anyone can easily follow to feel great. Muscle Medicine offers: - A SELF-TREATMENT, STRETCH, AND STRENGTH REGIMEN FOR THE BODY'S MAJOR TROUBLE SPOTS
- A NUTRITION PROGRAM TO GIVE MUSCLES AND JOINTS THE HEALTHY FUEL THEY NEED FOR TOP PERFORMANCE
- DOZENS OF ILLUSTRATED EXERCISES FOR FITNESS, INJURY PREVENTION, AND RECOVERY
- ADVICE ABOUT WHEN SURGERY IS NECESSARY AND WHAT TO ASK A DOCTOR IN ANY CONSULTATION
Care for your body and enjoy a pain-free, active life, no matter what your age or activity level
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. b&w photographs throughout.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Rob DeStefano, D.C.,andlt;/bandgt; 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.andlt;bandgt;Bryan Kelly, M.D.,andlt;/bandgt; 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.andlt;bandgt;Joseph Hooperandlt;/bandgt; is contributing editor/writer for andlt;i andgt;Elleandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;i andgt;Popular Science andlt;/iandgt;magazines and has been covering health and fitness since 1985.