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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781932603040
ISBN-10: 1932603042
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 203mm x 21mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Demos Medical Publishing
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - David Saidoff

David C. Saidoff PT is a graduate of the New York University School of Physical Therapy. He is the author of the textbook Critical Pathways in Therapeutic Intervention: Extremities and Spine that has been adopted throughout graduate level programs throughout the United States and Canada. He has lectured in the New York area on neuromusculoskeletal topics,and currently specializes in treating newborn children with developmental disabilities. ||Stuart Apfel, MD - Dr. Stuart Apfel is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a Medical Director at Purdue Pharma. His career has largely focused on research in the application of neurotrophic factors to neurologic disease, and is the author of the textbook Clinical Applications of Neurotrophic Factors.