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Muscle Medicine

Muscle Medicine

The Revolutionary Approach to Maintaining, Strengthening, and Repairing Your Muscles and Joints

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.

Muscle injuries are not just for sports superstars anymore. Back, shoulder, hip, and knee problems bedevil more and more people than ever before. Muscle Medicine 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, Muscle Medicine 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 “Tennis Elbow” and “Cell Phone Neck,” 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.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416562566 | 
  • September 2009
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We serve on the medical staff of the New York Giants and treat athletes at all skill levels, so it’s fair to say we know something about the punishment the human body can take and dish out. But in our private practices, too much of the pain and suffering we see in our patients has no rationale whatsoever. It stems from a big and preventable cause: muscles are overlooked as an important piece of the treatment puzzle. A sore shoulder, a tight lower back, an achy knee— in virtually everyone over the age of thirty, these problems are so common, they’re taken for granted as... see more

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