The Back Sufferers' Bible
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Take steps to keep your back healthy and pain-free with down to earth advice from one of Australia's most high profile physiotherapists. This completely revised and updated edition, written for sufferers and practitioners alike, provides all the information you need to play an active part in your own treatment.
The human spine is not well suited for our way of life and as a result, backpain is pandemic. There is probably no one on earth who has not been bothered by it at some time, or at least knows someone who has. Advanced as we are in other areas of science, with fixing backs we are little further ahead.
This book breaks new ground, and is written for sufferers and practitioners alike. In layman's language it charts a new, easy to understand model for the way the human spine breaks down, starting off with commonplace and totally reversible conditions (which 90% of us have), and progressing to the more difficult ones.
Most backpain begins as a simple linkage problem between two spinal segments-usually something so benign that it is overlooked. But because of the spine's structure and our own bad habits, the condition often worsens, passing through five progressive stages of breakdown. Back Sufferers' Bible describes clearly how each stage manifests, and sets out a logical course of treatment programs. It explains when you need medication and when you need to rest in bed. It explains all the exercises-how to do them and the common pitfalls with each one. It gives you all the information you need to play an active part in your own treatment.
Now you can understand what has gone wrong with your spine and take steps to keep your back healthy and pain-free.
Sarah Key trained as a physiotherapist in Sydney before establishing the Sarah Key Physiotherapy Centre in London in 1976. She opened her practice in Bridge Street, Sydney, in 1987, and now treats patients in both the UK and Australia. Through her website (www.sarahkey.com) she consults with practitioners and patients world-wide. Sarah is the author of two previous books: Back in Action: All the commonly asked questions about backpain and Body in Action which examines the management of the body's other joints.
Sarah Key is one of Australia's most high profile physiotherapists, and her accomplishments include the bestselling Back in Action and Body in Action, and regular requests to fly to England to minister to Prince Charles and the Queen Mother.
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