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Exercise Therapy

Selected Books

DiNubile, Nicholas A.
Framework for the Knees: A 6-Step Plan for Preventing Injury and Ending Pain
DiNubile, the orthopedist to the Philadelphia 76ers, presents his plan for treating and preventing knee pain without surgery or drugs.
 
DiNubile, Nicholas A.
Framework for the Lower Back: A 6-Step Plan for a Healthy Lower Back
RD771.B217 D56 2010x
Muscle and joint conditions, particularly lower back pain, have surpassed the common cold as the number one reason for physician visits in the United States. This Rodale book will show you how to take care of yours.
 
DiNubile, Nicholas A.
Framework for the Shoulder: A 6-Step Plan for Preventing Injury and Ending Pain
Sports medicine physician Dr. Nicholas DiNubile provides strategies for safely starting, building, and maintaining a lifestyle and exercise program designed to overcome pain and injury in the shoulder.
 
Fishman, Loren
Yoga for Osteoporosis: the complete guide
RC931.O73 F57 2010
Fishman (Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons) and Saltonstall, an Anusar yoga instructor and massage therapist, address a conundrum faced by older people: vigorous exercise strengthens the bones but makes the joints more painful and hard to move, and avoiding exercise saves the joints at the expense of the bones. The answer is Yoga.
 
Knopf, Karl G.
Healthy Hips Handbook: Exercises for Treating and Preventing Common Hip Joint Injuries
RD772.K596 2010x
Easy to follow exercises to build strength, improve flexibility, hasten recovery, and avoid future injury.
 
 
Rosenstein, Ann A.
Water Exercises for Osteoarthritis: The Effective Way to Reduce Pain and Stiffness, While Increasing Endurance and Strength
RC931.O67 R67 2007
A richly illustrated book with all of the elements that go into a water exercise program for osteoarthritis: equipment, warm-ups, stretching, aerobic exercises, strength exercises, balance exercises, exercises focusing on the abdominals, neck exercises, cool downs. Also included is a wealth of up-to-date information on medications, vitamins and minerals, herbs, diet, and nutrition, and working with an exercise companion.
 
Smith, William
Exercises for Back Pain: The Complete Reference Guide to Caring for Your Back Through Fitness
RD771.B217 S625 2009
Includes rehabilitative exercise regimes to strengthen the back for both men and women who suffer from back pain or those who have undergone back surgery.
 
Stein, Amy
Heal Pelvic Pain: A Proven Stretching, Strengthening, and Nutrition Program for Relieving Pain, Incontinence,& I.B.S, and Other Symptoms Without Surgery
RC946.S74 2009
Physical therapist Amy Stein emphasizes the importance of strengthening the pelvic floor with exercises. See some of the stretches in this ABC Video.
 

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DVDs

Carol Dickman's Balance Basics and Beyond
RA781.C3235 2009x
A set of exercise routines for people suffering from imbalance problems due to old age, blindness or visual impairment, or ailments that effect the inner ear.
 
If You Have Back Pain: Spinal Stabilization Mat Routine
(DVD) RD771.B217 I4 2003x
A series of exercises designed to help strengthen core muscles and reduce or prevent chronic back pain.
 
Rehab Your Body at Home
(DVD) RM725.R39485 2005x
A collection of seven programs (5 hours) that comprise a system of exercises for the rehabilitation of sore or damaged muscles and joints that doesn't rely on weights or machines. Covers: back; shoulders; knees and hips; ankles and feet; hands and elbows; abdomen; flexibility.
 
Yoga for Scoliosis
(DVD) RD771.S3 Y343 2003x
Provides beginning yoga therapy instruction for anyone with a major scoliosis or minor imbalances throughout the body. Taught in the method of B.K.S. Iyengar, this program features: back poses to lengthen the spine; standing poses/back-strengthening poses; twists; relaxation poses to de-rotate the spine and align the hips.
 

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