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Action plan for arthritis
Millar, A. Lynn, 1955-
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Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics, [2003]

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xiv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Take control of your arthritis! Reduce symptoms and keep joints mobile with Action Plan for Arthritis . This guide will help you determine the type and extent of exercise you need to counteract the pain, limitations, and expense associated with the disease.

Developed in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine, Action Plan for Arthritis is a complete and effective guide. Inside you will find

-strength training, flexibility, and aerobic training programs;

-guidance in customizing the programs based on your level of fitness and degree of arthritis;

-joint-friendly exercise options, including water exercise, tai chi,
and yoga; and

-real-life motivation stories from others who are thriving with the same condition.You'll also find information on the pros and cons of supplement use so that you can make informed decisions about the "cures" advertised for arthritis.

Action Plan for Arthritis combines the scientific and medical knowledge on how exercise can effectively diminish the impact of what can be a debilitating disease. Put this plan to use not just to survive but also to thrive, and you will feel better than you ever thought possible!

Author Notes

A. Lynn Millar, PT, PhD, FACSM, is professor of physical therapy and assistant program chair in the department of physical therapy at Andrews University. She received her PhD in exercise physiology at Arizona State University. She specializes in therapeutic exercise for several conditions including arthritis. Her areas of research include work with track athletes, injury prevention and treatment, and other therapy-related topics.

Millar first joined the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in 1978 and has been a fellow of the ACSM since 1992. She has been involved extensively in the Midwest Regional Chapter of the ACSM, having served as the president as well as serving on the Communications and Public Information and Membership committees. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Millar has served as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) and ACSM's flagship journal, Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise (MSSE) .

Millar lives in Granger, Indiana, and enjoys playing golf, running, and reading.


The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles for people around the globe through scientific research, education, and the practical application of knowledge in sports medicine and exercise science. The ACSM has more than 20,000 international, national, and regional members in 80 countries who work in a range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines. This diversity and expertise make the ACSM the largest, most-respected sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Chapter 1 Living and Thriving with Arthritisp. 1
Chapter 2 Designing an Exercise Programp. 31
Chapter 3 Adding Aerobic Activityp. 49
Chapter 4 Building Strengthp. 75
Chapter 5 Pursuing Pain-Free Flexibilityp. 107
Chapter 6 Exploring Alternative Exercise Programsp. 129
Chapter 7 Protecting Your Jointsp. 143
Chapter 8 Staying on Trackp. 159
Resourcesp. 177
Glossaryp. 183
Referencesp. 187
Indexp. 193
About the Authorp. 199
About the ACSMp. 201