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Title:
The Whartons' back book : end back pain--now and forever--with this simple, revolutionary program
Author:
Wharton, Jim, 1940-
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Publication Information:
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale : Distributed to the book trade by St. Martin's Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
ix, 389 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip043/2003009402.html
ISBN:
9781579547035
Format :
Book

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Summary

Don't just rehab your back--PREhab it! Father-and-son training team Jim and Phil Wharton have served as physical therapists to everyone from Olympic medalists to Broadway and Hollywood stars. Now - with The Wharton's Back Book - they're here to relieve your back pain quickly, easily, and permanently. Their methods not only target and resolve current conditions, they also can help you PREhab your back, to prevent any future pain or disability. With this book, you will- Understand how the back works and why back problems can often be traced to injuries in other parts of the body Ease pain and keep your back strong with a simple 20-minute routine that meets your lifestyle Identify the source of current hurt and follow a short-term program to relieve pain and restore flexibility Understand the latest diagnostic tools with an overview of cutting-edge treatment options Reverse or completely cure back problems stemming from more than 50 conditions, activities, and sports-related injuries Relieve back-related troubles caused by anything from extra pounds to osteoporosis, work, tension, or the way you sleep


Author Notes

Jim Wharton, an exercise physiologist, is the President of Maximum Performance International, which has facilities in New York, Florida, California, & Italy. He is a private-practice coach & personal trainer who runs clinics & workshops around the world. He, along with son Phil, has helped fifteen athletes qualify for international Olympic Teams, six athletes medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, & many other professional & amateur athletes feel stronger & more energetic.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

About 31 million Americans experience back pain, and the Whartons are on an enthusiastic mission to help sufferers approach injuries "not as a patient, but as an athlete" and get back in action, pain-free. For a book on back pain recovery and prevention, this is a surprisingly entertaining read, with anecdotes from the authors' New York City physical therapy practice-and even some celebrity name-dropping. The book is so crammed with information that it could be overwhelming, but readers can select applicable sections. Following a detailed introduction to the back, the authors include sections on what they call PREhab ("that is, helping our athletes prepare properly so that injuries never happen"), stopping the pain, protecting the back, stress and slumber, and situations and solutions. They explain and apply their unique Active-Isolated method, suggest exercises (with helpful demonstrative photos) and provide real-life case studies throughout. The Whartons believe every part of a person's lifestyle can impact the back-and they cover it all. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved