The Healthy Body Handbook
A Total Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries
David Saidoff PT and Others
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
A healthy, strong body is essential to the enjoyment of life. The Healthy Body Handbook was written for all those who place great emphasis on living life fully. It will help you understand the basic structure and function of the musculoskeletal system of the human body, and is written in language easily understood by the layperson, with numerous illustrations. This knowledge will enable you to be proactive about your health, make positive lifestyle choices, prevent injuries, and participate fully in the healing of injuries - especially those that are sports-related.
The authors include detailed advice regarding various exercises and the appropriate regimen for stretching and strengthening, both of which are essential to warding off age-related problems. The body sends out warning signals of impending overuse and the resultant potential for injury. In this book you will learn to listen to these signals, evaluate them, and make healthy decisions. The book also incudes information about the remedies and procedures physicians are likely to recommend after injury or illness.
A healthy body also supports a healthy intellectual and emotional life. As the great American naturalist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau said, "Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow. ";The Musculoskeletal System; Soft and Hard Tissue Injuries; Fatigue and Injury; Pain and Inflammation; As We Get Older. Foot, Ankle, and Leg. Your Feet; Plantar Fascitis; Achilles Tendon Injury; Ankle Joint Sprain; Shin Splints. Knee. Meniscus Injury; Knee Sprain; Arthritis of the Knee Cap; Unstable Kneecap; Jumper's Knee; Runner's Knee; Osgood Schlatter's Disease. Hip. Bursitis of the Hip; Muscle Strain. Back.. Back Strain and Sprain; Postural Back Strain; Pinched Back Nerve. Hand and Wrist. de Quervain s Disease; Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndromes. Elbow. Tennis Elbow; Golfer s Elbow. Shoulder. Rotator Cuff Disorders; Frozen Shoulder Syndrome; Shoulder Separation, Disarticulation, and Dislocation; Cervical Spine Disease; Whiplash Injury; Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Whole Body Conditions. Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Fibromyalgia. Putting it all Together. Remedies for Pain Relief; Staying in Shape.; "...the ultimate do-it-yourself resource for sports enthusiasts. Straightforward and packed with diagrams..." -- American Health and Fitness
"Authoritatively written without being overly technical, The Healthy BodyHandbook would be a great addition to consumer health collections of publicand medical libraries." -- Consumer Connections
"Whether you use The Healthy Body Handbook for cover-to-cover reading or simply as a reference, it's a great book to have around. Because you never know when you're going to need a trustworthy guide for treating a painful injury." -- Austin Fit Magazine
"Written by a physical therapist and a physician, this book is intended to help consumers become proactive about their health, make positive lifestyle choices and prevent injuries. Chapters and illustrations cover the basic structure and function of the musculoskeletal system, fatigue and injury, pain and inflammation, along with common injuries, disorders and conditions. The book includes information about the remedies and procedures physicians are likely to recommend after injury or illness. Readers will also find advice regarding exercises, stretching and strengthening and will learn how to recognize the body's warning signals of overuse and potential for injury." -- Women's Health Matters Network