The Healthy Back Exercise Book: Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Back

The Healthy Back Exercise Book: Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Back


By (author) Deborah Fielding, By (author) Simon Fielding

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  • Publisher: NEWLEAF
  • Format: Paperback | 173 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 272mm x 13mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Dublin
  • ISBN 10: 0717133516
  • ISBN 13: 9780717133512
  • Sales rank: 490,368

Product description

Back pain will affect the majority of people at some point in their lives, and so, if you are currently suffering from, or have recently experienced, an episode of back pain you are not alone. Back pain can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex or occupation. Even relatively minor back problems can cause debilitating pain, while severe attacks can have a major impact on your quality of life. 'The Healthy Back Exercise Book' is a practical guide for anyone who has ever experienced back pain. It contains invaluable advice and exercise programmes that can help speed your recovery and prevent problems recurring in the future. With clear step-by-step photography, the book leads you through a series of carefully graded exercise programmes specifically designed to meet your needs and ability. Clear and simple explanations of how the back functions and what can go wrong with it What steps to take to cope with acute back pain Structured exercise programmes to suit all ages and abilities How to design an individual back-care maintenance programme specifically for your needs Includes exercises for the workplace Contains advice on relaxation, posture, a healthier lifestyle and how to prevent back problems Special section on exercises for pregnancy.

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Author information

Deborah Fielding, RGN, HV, MBAWAc, is a qualified nurse, health educator and acupuncturist, who has made a special study of the role of exercise in the treatment of painful back and musculoskeletal conditions. Simon Fielding, DO OBE, is the founder-chairman of the General Osteopathic Council and Special Advisor on Non-Conventional Medicine to the UK's Department of Health.

Table of contents

Introduction How to Use This Book Before You Start Where and When to Exercise Part One Understanding Your Back Part Two The Value of Exercise Part Three Assessing Your Condition Part Four Exercises for an Acute Back Part Five The Recovering Back Part Six Maintenance Programme Part Seven Exercises for the Working Day Part Eight Special Exercises for Pregnancy Glossary Useful Addresses References and Further Reading Index Picture Credits