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Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis: The Scientifically Proven Program That Allows People with Arthritis to Take Charge of Their Disease
Miriam E. Nelson
0399528563
March 2003
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Book Review
Exercise, particularly strength training, can restore function and reduce the pain of arthritis, as Tufts research scientists have discovered. In Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis, the team of researchers, headed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., presents a home exercise program based on a study of 46 people with severe osteoarthritis of the knee. In four months, the group--who exercised in their homes with easy-to-find equipment--reported 43 percent less pain, 44 percent improved function, and 71 percent increased muscle strength.

The 16-week exercise program starts with a daily half-hour of core exercises and adds intensity and additional exercises after the first month. The program combines strength, aerobic, and flexibility exercises, with the main focus on strength training. You'll need dumbbells, ankle weights, and an...



7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life
Robin A. McKenzie
0452282772
Oct 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
What causes chronic, debilitating back pain, one of the most common--and expensive to treat--ailments in the world? According to Robin McKenzie, a New Zealand physiotherapist for over 40 years and author of the wildly popular self-help manuals Treat Your Own Back and Treat Your Own Neck, distortion of the spinal disks--either from bad posture or injury--is the cause of the pain. The magic cure is the McKenzie Method--seven very specific exercises that allow the spine to return to its natural position. But forget the doctors--McKenzie asserts that the management of your back pain is your responsibility. Practice his seven unique exercises (the book includes seven each for the back and neck) consistently and at regular intervals and just about anyone can cure his or her own back or neck pain without the help of ...


Treat Your Own Back
Robin A. McKenzie
0959774661
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Help yourself to a pain-free back. This easy-to-follow book presents over 80 pages of education and clinically-proven exercises. The simple and effective self-help exercises in Robin McKenzie's Treat Your Own Back have helped thousands worldwide find relief from common low back and neck pain. This book helps you understand the causes and treatments, along with a system of exercises that can help you relieve pain and prevent recurrence.

Book Info
Consumer health text on self-management with emphasis on the improvement of the structure and metabolism of the soft tissues, including the disc. For laylevel readers. Illustrated. Previous edition: c1993. Softcover.

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Fibromyalgia 2d
Devin J. Starlanyl
1572242388
January 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
An estimated 26 million Americans have either fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), or both in the form of an FMS/MPS complex. The volume by Starlanyl, a physician who specializes in the research and treatment of FMS/MPS and who has both conditions, and Copeland, a writer and FMS/MPS patient, discuss all aspects of both disorders. They also offer information on the latest medications, tips for bodywork, and suggestions for coping with family and work, getting support, and dealing with the healthcare system. Appendixes include lists of agencies and organizations and of audio and video aids. Both books are recommended for consumer health collections, but if only one can be purchased, Starlanyl and Copeland's work has the edge due to its greater scope and more comprehensive coverage.?Janet M....


What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Fibromyalgia
R. Paul St Amand
0446675121
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
..first book to offer a treatment program combining diet and exercise recommendations with the use of guaifenesin, a well-known medication available over the counter.

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Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder for which mainstream medicine has no solution other than heavy, and often ineffective, use of painkillers, along with lifestyle changes. It affects 20 million Americans, with high rates of occurrence in women. Related to rheumatoid arthritis, it too is an autoimmune disorder involving muscular pain, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, and depression. 'What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia' is the first book to offer a treatment program combining diet and exercise recommendations with the use of guaifenesin, a well-known medication available...


Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care
Walter Greene, Letha Yurko Griffin (Editor)
0892033525
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
(Bone and Joint Decade 2002-2011) Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Brandon/Hill Medical List selection (#444). Reference presents anatomical regions by section. Includes new content, home exercise programs for select conditions, and a DVD with printable handouts. Offers full-color images by the late Dr. Frank Netter. Thumb-tabbed. For orthopedic surgeons. Previous edition: c2001.

Book Info
Clinical guide to caring for approximately 300 common musculoskeletal conditions. Covers general and pediatric orthopedics, and seven anatomic sections. For orthopedic surgeons. Halftone illustrations. 28 U.S. contributors.

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Management of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders
Darlene Hertling
0781736269
September 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This new edition presents a "how-to" approach focusing on the foundations of manual therapy. More than 1,200 illustrations and photographs demonstrate therapeutic techniques.

Book Info
University of Washington, Seattle. Previous edition 1990. Clinical reference for advanced students or practitioners in physical therapy. Illustrated. 5 U.S. contributors. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Fibromyalgia for Dummies
Roland Staud
0764554417
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Fibromyalgia Frontiers, Volume 10, number 4, 2002
Both newly diagnosed and long-time sufferers will enjoy reading [this] thorough guide to easing the pain.

FM Aware Magazine, February 2003
"A wonderful reference tool about fibromyalgia and how to help yourself."

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Eric Is Winning !!: Beating a Terminal Illness with Nutrition, Avoiding Toxins and Common Sense
Eric Edney
1413464157
December 2004
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Musculoskeletal Imaging: A Teaching File
Felix S. Chew
0781757541
January 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
As part of a series providing education in radiology through teaching file of actual cases, Chew and four other contributors interpret cases involving maging of the musculoskeletal regions of: the hand and wrist; elbow, arm, and shoulder; spine; pelvis; proximal femur and thigh; knee; etc.

Book Info
Wake Forest Univ., Winston-Salem, NC. Textbook presents the general principles of skeletal radiology. Covers musculoskeletal trauma, tumors, joint disease, developmental and congenital conditions, infection and marrow disease, and interventional procedures. For radiologists and residents. DNLM: Musculoskeletal Diseases--radiography. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Fibromyalgia
R. Paul St Amand
0446694444
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
..first book to offer a treatment program combining diet and exercise recommendations with the use of guaifenesin, a well-known medication available over the counter. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder for which mainstream medicine has no solution other than heavy, and often ineffective, use of painkillers, along with lifestyle changes. It affects 20 million Americans, with high rates of occurrence in women. Related to rheumatoid arthritis, it too is an autoimmune disorder involving muscular pain, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, and depression. 'What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia' is the first book to offer a treatment program combining diet and exercise recommendations with the...


Musculoskeletal MRI
Phoebe Kaplan
0721690270
February 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
MUSCULOSKELETAL MRI covers the essential and basic facts of musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging. Normal anatomy, the most common abnormalities, and diseases that are unique to the anatomic site are discussed along with individual joints and general disease processes. To facilitate learning, the text is logically organized by discussing the components of anatomy, then immediately explains abnormalities affecting the individual structures.

Book Info
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Text, for residents and clinicians, includes practical material necessary in order to perform quality MRI, but without the indepth details. 'Boxes of information' summarize important or difficult to understand or remember. Abundant halftone illustrations are included. DNLM: Musculoskeletal...


Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tammi L. Shlotzhauer
0801871476
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Review
"Invaluable in the care of the rheumatoid arthritis patients by providing a bridge between the available information and its application." -- Doody's Book Review Service
"This is a detailed guide for patients and families living with rheumatoid arthritis describing, in simple language, what it is, its various manifestations, and what therapeutic interventions are available to treat them." -- Doody's Book Review Service

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"Painful and prevalent, rheumatoid arthritis afflicts more than three million people in the United States alone. This guide makes coping with and understanding the disease easier by outlining its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. The book also suggests exercises and gives advice on dealing with the pain and change in lifestyle arthritis causes." --...


Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis
Jeffrey N. Gingold
1932603603
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The “thinking” disability of multiple sclerosis affects many people with the disease, who do not realize this invisible symptom — which disconnects mental pathways in the brain — is the cause of their confusion. When Jeffrey Gingold “misplaced his wife on the living room couch” and became lost while driving just blocks from his home, little did he know it was an effect of MS. Here, he documents his struggle, bringing a too-often hidden disability into the open. Written for the silent majority of MS patients who are privately dealing with the disease’s cognitive symptoms and potential disabilities, the book is also an essential resource for families and caregivers, as well as for physicians and other medical professionals who lack awareness of the issue. "Call-Outs" and...


Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Imaging (Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation)
Lynn N. McKinnis
0803611889
June 16, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This edition has been updated to demonstrate how to identify anatomy using advanced imaging techniques, expanding on the fundamentals of the conventional radiograph presented in the first edition.


Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, & Lyme Disease
Larry Trivieri
1587611910
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease can be permanently reversed using nontoxic alternative treatments. In this authoritative guide, more than 30 leading physicians explain their holistic diagnostic and treatment methods. Each chapter has been updated to reflect the latest research and therapeutic approaches to treating—and ultimately reversing— these debilitating conditions. Written by the authors of the acclaimed ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE (more than 600,000 copies sold), this book shows how to regain vitality, say goodbye to muscle pain, peak your immune system, and shake off depression with clinically proven therapies.

About the Author
BURTON GOLDBERG is the publisher of Alternative Medicine magazine, the leading consumer publication in...


Heal Your Knees : How to Prevent Knee Surgery and What to Do If You Need It
Robert Klapper
1590770196
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Millions of people suffer from knee pain due to aging, sports, or injury. Here an orthopedic surgeon and a physical therapist have joined forces to create a program of exercises in the pool and on dry land that works to alleviate various types of knee pain, before, after, or instead of surgery.


Arthritis Rx: A Cutting-Edge Program for a Pain-Free Life
Vijay Vad
1592401643
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The author of Back Rx (more than 23,000 copies sold) returns with a book devoted to healing arthritis pain through nutrition, exercises, breathing practices, and the newest and safest state-of-the-art techniques. Arthritis does not have to mean a lifetime of prescription medications or debilitating pain. Dr. Vijay Vad, who has been on the cutting edge of arthritis research and treats many of today’s star athletes, has developed a proven system for easing arthritis through lifestyle. A revolutionary three-part approach, the Arthritis Rx plan details: • The best nutrition and other supplements for managing arthritis • The Arthritis Rx diet, including an anti-inflammatory nutrition plan and a sample week of meals, recipes, and exercises • The Arthritis Rx exercises: three step-by-step exercise...


When Your Body Aches
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
0802777201
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Developed by four orthopaedic surgeons on behalf of their peers, When Your Body Aches presents solutions to the 100 most common sources of pain in muscles, bones, tendons, and joints. If you work out, play sports, are the parent of a child with "growing pains," or are experiencing the effects of an aging body, this book is one-stop shopping for guidance regarding injuries and illnesses, from sprains, bruises, and breaks to arthritis and osteoporosis.

The clear organization by parts of the body allows you to look up specific injuries or sources of pain and find out quickly:
- what the injury or condition is
- its signs and symptoms
- what you can do for yourself
- when you need to see a doctor
- standard treatments and how to avoid re-injury
- rehabilitation exercises and...


Ergonomics and the Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Martha J. Sanders
0750674091
January 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Quinnipiac Univ., Hamden, CT. Comprehensive resource provides a medical, ergonomic, and industrial foundation for understanding and managing musculoskeletal disorders in business and industry. New chapters cover the ergonomics of child care, joint injury and arthritis, and the older worker. Halftone illustrations. Previous edition: 1997.

Book Info
Quinnipiac Univ., Hamden, CT. Comprehensive resource provides a medical, ergonomic, and industrial foundation for understanding and managing musculoskeletal disorders in business and industry. New chapters cover the ergonomics of child care, joint injury and arthritis, and the older worker. Halftone illustrations. Previous edition: 1997.

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Taking Control of Tmj: Your Total Wellness Program for Recovering from Tempromandibular Joint Pain, Whiplash, Fibromyalgia, and Related Disorders
Robert O. Uppgaard
1572241268
March 1999
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Book Description
From the publisher of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome (over 100,000 copies sold) comes this indispensable guide for TMJ (temporomandibular joint pain) sufferers and their caregivers. With a comprehensive study of symptoms - from locked jaws, severe headaches, and joint pain to nausea, dizziness, and even loss of hearing - this book is a must for people who want to take an active role in their healing.

Book Info
(New Harbinger Publications) Author is in private practice in northern Minnesota. Discusses TMJ and how to understand the pain, relieve its symptoms, prevent its recurrence, and avoid unnecessary surgery. Explores the connection between TMJ, fibromyalgia, and whiplash. For consumers. Softcover.


White on Black
Ruben Gallego
015101227X
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
To be a crippled orphan anywhere is a sad thing; worst, undoubtedly, in the Third World, but no picnic in the Soviet Union. Gallego, a brilliant boy born with cerebral palsy, with hands and feet so twisted that though he could crawl he could use only his left index finger, was abandoned to state institutions by his grandfather in the 1960s. That he survived this "cruel and terrible" childhood is a tribute to a remarkably strong will. The most atrocious fact of many that readers learn is that eventually, usually at age 15, institutionalized boys, Gallego included, were transferred from children's wards to the "old folks' home," where they lay in their own urine until they died; in one month, seven out of eight perished. Amazingly, Gallego lived to marry, have children and write this extraordinary book of...


Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Shirley Sahrmann
0801672058
September 4, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Authored by an acknowledged expert on muscle and movement imbalances, this well-illustrated book presents a classification system of mechanical pain syndrome that is designed to direct the exercise prescription and the correction of faulty movement patterns. The diagnostic categories, associated muscle and movement imbalances, recommendations for treatment, examination, exercise principles, specific corrective exercises, and modification of functional activities for case management are described in detail. This book is designed to give practitioners an organized and structured method of analyzing the mechanical cause of movement impairment syndrome, the contributing factors, and a strategy for management.

Book Info
Washington Univ. Presents the diagnostic categories, associated...


Strong Women, Strong Bones
Miriam E. Nelson
0399526560
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
The Strong Women have done it again. First Strong Women Stay Young broke new ground by showing women how strength training--exercising with weights or against resistance--can delay the signs of aging. Then Strong Women Stay Slim showed women how strength training could keep the pounds off. Now Strong Women, Strong Bones teaches women how to prevent and treat osteoporosis through exercise (strength training, weight-bearing aerobic exercise, stretching, and balance) and nutrition. Tufts University researcher Miriam Nelson and award- winning health writer Sarah Wernick again team up to bring you the latest science, translated to reader-friendly language and practical application. You learn how osteoporosis works, your personal risk factors, and exactly what to eat and what exercises to do to keep your bones strong. These...


Arthritis: Fight It with the Blood Type Diet
Peter J. D'Adamo
0425205355
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, the author of the Eat Right 4 (for) Your Blood Type Diet® series, with more than two million copies in print, has now created a targeted plan for fighting arthritis and cardiovascular disease. Using specific tools not available in any other book, sufferers can find their own, individualized battle plan for defeating the pain of these debilitating diseases.

This revolutionary volume contains individualized plans for counterbalancing the painful effects of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other inflammatory conditions.

About the Author
Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, the author of the Eat Right 4 (for) Your Blood Type Diet® series, with more than two million copies in print, has now created a targeted plan for fighting arthritis...


Daniels and Worthington's Muscle Testing: Techniques of Manual Examination
Helen J. Hislop, Jacqueline Montgomery
0721692990
bound - February 22, 2002
Spiral-bound
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Book Description
By far the most popular and widely used text for over 50 years, Daniels and Worthingham's Muscle Testing is the original handbook of manual evaluation of muscular strength. In addition to offering tried and true methods for assessing and grading skeletal muscle function, this up-to-date classic provides a comprehensive section on muscle anatomy and innervation that rounds out the testing chapters by linking muscle topography and function. Beautifully illustrated with more than 575 high-quality drawings, the 7th edition includes over 100 new drawings created specifically for this edition.

Book Info
Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles. Brandon/Hill Allied Health List first-purchase selection (#266). Manual for physical therapy students and practitioners. Illustrates methods...

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