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Athletes can be in phenomenal physical shape but still out of touch with their bodies. This lack of "kinesthetic awareness" happens in average people, too, so that a "dysfunctional movement pattern" (DMP)-in which a muscle works too hard or not hard enough and becomes habitual-can develop. Injury, repeated motions and postures, and emotional stress can all contribute to DMPs, but a "repatterning" can take place with the therapeutic exercise program delineated here by occupational therapist Williamson. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in massage therapy, training in other body therapies, and courses in psychotherapy, Williamson presents movement awareness exercises as part of the conceptual background in Part 1 and alignment exercises for changing patterns of movement in Part 2. Williamson's true gift is guidance in understanding the connection among body movement, self-awareness, and relaxation. Highly recommended for public and consumer health libraries and of interest to practitioners who care for those with chronic muscular pain.