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Helen Keller
Katharine Elliott Wilkie
0020419805
Oct 1986
Paperback
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Card catalog description
A biography, focusing on the childhood years, of the blind and deaf woman who overcame her handicaps with the help of her teacher, Annie Sullivan.


The Knee Crisis Handbook: Understanding Pain, Preventing Trauma, Recovering from Injury, and Building Healthy Knees for Life
Brian Halpern
1579548717
October 2003
Paperback
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Review
"Dr. Halpern has authored the state-of-the-art text for understanding everything about the knee. It might just save you a visit to the emergency room."--E. Lee Rice, D.O., San Diego Sports Medicine

"This book is all about plain talk and advice. This is what the physician should be telling you but doesn't have either the time or the inclination to do so. This is not a book of conjecture, just plain, practical tips based upon scientific evidence."--Douglas B. McKeag, M.D., M.S., AUL professor of preventive health medicine, chair of the department of family medicine, and director of the Center for Sports Medicine at Indiana University


Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
Gunnar B. J. Andersson (Editor), et al
1579470858
December 15, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
New edition of the acknowledged authority in the field of impairment evaluations since 1971...significant improvements in cardiology, respiratory, musculoskeletal and dermatology chapters, new coverage of HIV and latex allergy conditions.

Book Info
Major reference source for assessing and rating an individual's permanent impairment in the United States and abroad. Includes chapter outlines, boldface terms, interpretation of signs and symptoms, principles of assessment, criteria for rating permanent impairment, description of clinical procedures, and impairment evaluation summary. Previous edition: c1993.


Treat Your Own Knees: Simple Exercises to Build Strength, Flexibility, Responsiveness and Endurance
Jim Johnson
0897934229
September 2003
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Book Description
Treat Your Own Knees shows how to reduce or end knee pain by improving knee function. In easy-to-grasp language, author Jim Johnson covers the physiology of the knee and the kinds of pain that affect it, along with the psychological aspects. He offers a series of straightforward exercises based on current medical data and tested in his practice. Black-and-white drawings show exactly how to do the exercises and pinpoint the precise muscles responsible for the problem. This concise, simple guide provides an effective do-it-yourself program.

About the Author
(P>Jim Johnson, P.T., is a physical therapist who has spent over fifteen years treating both inpatients and outpatients with a wide range of pain and mobility problems. He has written many books based completely on published...


The Polio Paradox
Richard L. Bruno
0446690694
June 2003
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Book Description
Polio is a disease of paradoxes, the major one being that although the threat of the 'dreaded disease' ended with the Salk vaccine in 1954, many polio survivors are now experiencing the onset of 'Post-Polio Syndrome' (PPS), new but related symptoms which may include chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, intolerance to cold, and more. In his groundbreaking book, Dr. Bruno has sounded an alarming wake-up call for both doctors and PPS sufferers, including a large number who were originally misdiagnosed with something other than polio and can now pursue the medical help they need. By revealing how the treatment of polio in the past has exacerbated what we now call PPS today, THEPOLIO PARADOX provides hope and new treatment information for an entire generation.


Don't Call Me Special: A First Look at Disability
Pat Thomas
0764121189
May 2002
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Book Description
This delightful picture book explores questions and concerns about physical disabilities in a simple and reassuring way. Younger children can find out about individual disabilities, special equipment that is available to help the disabled, and how people of all ages can deal with disabilities and live happy and full lives. Titles in this series for younger children explore emotional issues that boys and girls encounter as part of the growing-up process. Books are focused to appeal to kids of preschool through early school age. Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, A First Look At books promote positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers, and encourage kids to ask questions and confront social and emotional questions that sometimes present problems. Books feature appealing full-color...


Coping with Copd
Elaine Fantle Shimberg
0312307772
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The first hands-on guide to living and coping with an insidious disease that affects tens of millions of people

Experts estimate that as many as thirty-five million Americans literally cannot catch their breath-they are suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The fourth-leading cause of death in America, COPD is a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema with airflow obstruction.

In this clear, concise, and up-to-date guide to dealing with and living well with COPD, readers will learn:

- How to navigate activities of daily living, from applying make-up to continuing work
- How to quite smoking-at any age
- How oxygen therapy may help you
- How to tailor diet to meet new nutritional needs
- How to foster a useful patient/doctor relationship and how and when to visit...


Navy SEAL Breakthrough to Master Level Fitness
Mark Delise
0972456325
November 1, 2002
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Book Description
Navy SEAL Breakthrough to Master Level Fitness™ BY MARK DE LISLE The Ultimate Training System to Irresistible Strength and a Body-to-Die-For Are you searching for the one exercise system that puts it all together? Fantastic health, superior fitness, off-the-chart strength, unlimited energy, and the most beautifully sculpted body you have ever imagined? Your search is over! With the Navy SEAL Breakthrough to Master Level Fitness™, you will never wonder again whether you are following the best possible program to give yourself the results you’ve always dreamed of having. This is the one book that contains the exact same training strategies and technologies used to transform ordinary men into the world’s most elite fight force, the U.S. Navy SEALs. Inside Master Level Fitness are hundreds of unique...


Mind Over Back Pain
John Sarno
0425175235
November 1, 1999
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In Their Own Words
George Sullivan
0439095557
Jan 2002
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6-These biographies don't quite live up to their billing. At the beginning of each volume, the author discusses the differences between primary and secondary sources and the importance of using primary sources whenever possible. These introductions and the series title imply that the books rely heavily on the actual written and spoken words of the subject. Instead, what readers will find are perhaps a few more quotes than are common in biographies for young people, but the approach is not shatteringly different. The question, however, is whether this matters. These may not be unique biographies, but they are still well written, fast moving, and highly readable, squeezed into a small format that should appeal to many students. Both books feature black-and-white photos and reproductions, a useful...


Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Shirley Sahrmann
0801672058
August 2001
Textbook 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...


Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
0140177396
January 1993
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From Library Journal
February 27 marks the great Steinbeck's 100th birthday, and the publishing world is celebrating appropriately. The Library of America volume collects the author's little-known 1942 novel The Moon Is Down along with popular standards Cannery Row (1945), The Pearl (1947), and East of Eden (1952). If you prefer individual copies, Penguin is also releasing top-quality paperback Centennial Editions of several of Steinbeck's titles, which in addition to those listed above and those in the Library of America collection include his travelog Travels with Charley in Search of America (ISBN 0-14-200070-1) and the Pulitzer Prize winner The Grapes of Wrath (ISBN 0-14-200066-3), perhaps the greatest American novel of the 20th century. Penguin, which publishes Steinbeck's 26 works, reports that the volumes still sell...


Candida Albican Yeast-Free Cookbook, The : How Good Nutrition Can Help Fight the Epidemic of Yeast-Related Diseases
Pat Connolly, et al
0658002929
April 1, 2000
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Book Description
This is the complete, authoritative guide that shows how nutrition can fight the epidemic of yeast- and fungus-related diseases and disorders including asthma, bronchitis, depression, fatigue, and memory loss. Fully updated, this second edition includes dozens of new recipes utilizing 12 foods that contain the antiseptic enzymes researchers have discovered will eradicate yeast and fungus.

About the Author

Pat Connolly, a nutritionist, has developed these recipes with Associates of the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to research and education.



Dr. Pascarelli's Complete Guide to Repetitive Strain Injury
Emil F. Pascarelli
0471388432
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
One of the world’s leading authorities on repetitive strain injury tells you how to prevent, treat, and recover from RSI Living with repetitive strain injury (RSI) can be painful, exasperating, and devastating. If you’ve given up hope that there is any help for your symptoms, if you’ve tried medications, wrist splints, neck braces, and exercises–and have had only temporary relief–this book is for you. Dr. Emil Pascarelli, one of the world’s leading authorities on RSI, offers a comprehensive, prescriptive, practical, and long-awaited sequel to his bestselling Repetitive Strain Injury. You’ll read all about the advances in RSI diagnosis, treatment,and prevention that have occurred since the publication of the previous book. Inside is welcome advice on: Recognizing the...


I Have a Sister--My Sister Is Deaf
Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson
0064430596
May 1984
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-- Bulletin of the Council onInterracial Books for Children
"An excellent vehicle for explaining the world of the totally deaf to very young children."

-- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The tone is gentle, with an undercurrent of poignancy, and the writing is direct and simple."

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Back Sense
Ronald D. Siegel
0767905814
Jan 2001
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Book Review
About 50 million Americans suffer back pain every year, and chronic back pain disables 1 in 40 adults. Back Sense takes a different approach, contending that most chronic back pain is caused not by a damaged spine, but by stress, muscle tension, and inactivity. The aim is to help you reclaim your life and decrease your pain.

The spine might be damaged initially, but it usually heals on its own, the authors assert. After that, stress causes muscle tightness, which results in continued pain. Traditional treatments don't work because they treat the spine, not the stress. The solution: understand your own symptoms and pain, learn to resume full activity, and work with your negative emotions to prevent them from derailing your recuperation.

Part 1 of Back Sense helps you evaluate your own case and determine whether you have...



Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
0142000671
January 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
February 27 marks the great Steinbeck's 100th birthday, and the publishing world is celebrating appropriately. The Library of America volume collects the author's little-known 1942 novel The Moon Is Down along with popular standards Cannery Row (1945), The Pearl (1947), and East of Eden (1952). If you prefer individual copies, Penguin is also releasing top-quality paperback Centennial Editions of several of Steinbeck's titles, which in addition to those listed above and those in the Library of America collection include his travelog Travels with Charley in Search of America (ISBN 0-14-200070-1) and the Pulitzer Prize winner The Grapes of Wrath (ISBN 0-14-200066-3), perhaps the greatest American novel of the 20th century. Penguin, which publishes Steinbeck's 26 works, reports that the volumes still sell...


Everybody Is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters With Autism
Fiona Bleach
1931282064
February 11, 2002
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Book Description
This book is different! It is specially designed to give answers to the many questions of brothers and sisters of young people on the autistic spectrum. As well as explaining the characteristics of autism, it is full of helpful suggestions for making family life more comfortable for everyone concerned.

About the Author
Fiona Bleach, the author, is an art therapist who has worked for many years at the Sybil Elgar School. She has real insight into living and working with people with autistic spectrum disorders and her many illustrations make this a warm and accessible book.


Living with Hearing Loss
Marcia B. Dugan
156368134X
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Brave Norman: A True Story
Andrew Clements
0689834381
November 2002
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3--Clements tells a compelling story in an easy-to-read format. After the McDonalds adopted Norman from an animal shelter, they found out that the dog was going blind. Norman's disability was worrisome at first, but once the family adjusted, Norman did too. He was even a hero in the end. There is just enough action to hold young readers' attention as the story comes to its climax. Beier's soft, comfy watercolors complement the message of family loyalty and potential. Even though the pet is handicapped, and taking care of him is more work, the family members adore him, and he, in turn, thrives despite his limitations. Children will be charmed by this lovable pooch and his ability to overcome his obstacles and help others.Holly T. Sneeringer, St. Mark School, Baltimore, MDCopyright 2002...


Heal Your Hips : How to Prevent Hip Surgery—and What to Do If You Need It
Robert Klapper, Lynda Huey
0471249971
June 14, 1999
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Book Review
Orthopedic surgeon Robert Klapper, M.D., loves to operate, but he'd rather help you avoid hip surgery. Klapper, Medical Director of Cedars-Sinai Orthopedic Associates, has teamed up with Lynda Huey, who specializes in water rehabilitation and training programs with clients such as Wilt Chamberlain. In Heal Your Hips, they present a self-help program for pain relief. The first program consists of 13 illustrated exercises, one minute apiece. Eight are done in the pool; the others in a carpeted room. Next, the authors cover healthy and unhealthy hips in a clear and spirited style (e.g., healthy hips work like two ice cubes rubbing together--slippery, with no friction); the main causes of hip problems; and medical tests. You learn how to take an active role in getting the right diagnosis, what to do for less pain, and how to get...


Therapeutic Exercise: Moving toward Function 2e
Carrie M. Hall
0781741351
October 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Provides a conceptual framework for learning how to make clinical decisions regarding the prescription of the therapeutic exercise-from deciding which exercise(s) to teach, to how to teach them, to the dosage required for the best possible outcome.

Book Info
Univ. of Washington, Seattle. Textbook, for physical therapy students, providing a conceptual framework for learning how to make clinical decisions about what would or could be the best possible course of treatment and the possible alternatives. Abundant halftone illustrations in a two-tone format. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Knee Pain and Surgery
Ronald P. Grelsamer
0446678198
Feb 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
..an excellent synopsis of what every patient needs to know about their knee pain, what the possible diagnoses are, what treatment options they have, and what tests may be helpful in treating their condition.


The Pilates Back Book: Heal Neck, Back, and Shoulder Pain With Easy Pilates Stretches
Tia Stanmore
1931412898
May 1, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
...millions suffer from back pai and are unable to find relief with drugs or surgery...great collection of exercises for strengthening the spine,and it can relieve chronic neck,back and shoulder pain for good


Functional Outcomes Documentation for Rehabilitation
Lori Quinn
0721689477
October 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This hands-on textbook/workbook teaches readers how to document functional outcomes in a clear, logical progression. Extensive examples and exercises in each chapter highlight the essential points of functional outcomes documentation, designed to help improve client function and reduce disability as well as provide evidence of functional progress for insurance payment and reimbursement.

Book Info
New York Medical College, Valhalla. Text provides a general approach to documentation for the entry-level physical therapy student. Three sections cover theoretical framework, specific components of a functional outcomes initial evaluation, and considers other types of documentation. Softcover.

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Who Was Helen Keller
Gare Thompson
0448431440
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things. This inspiring illustrated biography is perfect for young middle-grade readers. Black-and-white line drawings throughout, sidebars on related topics such as Louis Braille, a timeline, and a bibliography enhance readers' understanding of the subject.

Illustrated by John O'Brien.

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