Myotherapy: Bonnie Prudden's Complete Guide to Pain-Free Living, Paperback/Bonnie Prudden

Myotherapy: Bonnie Prudden's Complete Guide to Pain-Free Living, Paperback/Bonnie Prudden

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Most of us suffer from one kind of muscle pain or another, and most of us hide it so that we can keep the job, enjoy the family, play the sport. In this book, health and fitness expert Bonnie Prudden provides the us with the information and tools and shows how we can conteract and then eliminate most muscle pain through her program of Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy or muscle therapy. Covering the body from head to toe, she traces the manifestations of pain to their source (trigger points), explains why such pain develops, and then offers both short-term (Quick-Fix) and long-term (Permanent-Fix) relief. In so doing, she delineates a thoroughgoing program of physical fitness and exercise that will prevent the recurrence of most muscle pain. Myotherapy is profusely illustrated, with step-by-step-exercises and detailed photographs and diagrams that indicate exactly what part of the body and which muscles are being worked on. Additional chapter discuss the importance of posture, offer sound advice on aging, and explain how Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy is being used to treat sports injuries and improve athletic performance. The author describes the kinds of pains and symptoms that are an accepted part of many occupations, hobbies and disease and how they can be counteracted. About the Author: Bonnie Prudden has been actively involved in the physical-fitness movement for over six decades. Her studies on the unhealthy fitness level of American children and her report "The Report that Shocked the President" led to the formation of the President's Council on Youth Fitness under the Eisenhower administration. She had a weekely exercise spot on the "Today" show and wrote the exercise column for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. In the 40s and 50s she became a world class rock climber putting up 30 first ascents in the Shawangunks and was the first woman to earn a National Ski Patrol badge. She is the author of fifteen books, including two bestsellers PAIN ERASURE THE BONNIE PRUDDEN WAY and HOW TO KEEP

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