The Pain-Free Program: A Proven Method to Relieve Back, Neck, Shoulder, and Joint Pain

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"Anthony Carey hits the bull's-eye! Striving for a pain-free lifestyle is a goal we all want to achieve, and this book is a powerful tool to help you attain it."
—Bradford Stiles, M.D., Medical Director of California Sports & Industrial Medical Center

"Anthony Carey's unique approach to promote the proper function of the whole body in order to support and heal the problematic area delivered the results that made me a lifetime believer. I continue to utilize Anthony's techniques to train and heal my body every...

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Overview

"Anthony Carey hits the bull's-eye! Striving for a pain-free lifestyle is a goal we all want to achieve, and this book is a powerful tool to help you attain it."
—Bradford Stiles, M.D., Medical Director of California Sports & Industrial Medical Center

"Anthony Carey's unique approach to promote the proper function of the whole body in order to support and heal the problematic area delivered the results that made me a lifetime believer. I continue to utilize Anthony's techniques to train and heal my body every day. I only wish I would have found his program earlier in my career."
—Erik Kramer, former NFL Quarterback

An innovative, therapeutic exercise program to stop the pain for good

If you're one of the millions who suffer from chronic back, neck, shoulder, and joint pain, all you can think about is relief. Now, exercise physiologist Anthony Carey presents a breakthrough whole-body approach to pain relief that will help your body function and heal the way it was designed to.

The Pain-Free Program shows you how to assess and treat the underlying cause of your pain rather than trying to simply fix your symptom area alone. Carey provides an individualized program for your specific body form, complete with customized exercise routines. This prescriptive guide:
* Addresses the full range of pain sources, outlining the typical "hot zones" where pain tends to occur and why
* Presents customized programs based on 6 major body forms identified by the author
* Features over 100 photographs and illustrations that demonstrate appropriate exercise positions, techniques, and modifications
* Reveals how you can prevent future injuries

The Pain-Free Program gives you the tools you need to get rid of the pain for good—and stay healthy for the rest of your life.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
We all know that exercise is good for us, but too much of a good thing-or the right thing done wrong-can lead to serious musculoskeletal problems. Carey, an exercise physiologist, and DiNubile, a sports medicine physician, have each written a book that will help people safely start, maintain, and build an exercise program. Both authors take philosophical approaches rooted in therapeutic modality, meaning that they prescribe exercises based on the interaction of the whole body. Carey believes that many musculoskeletal problems result from muscular length and strength imbalances. To correct these imbalances, he has developed the Function First program, which focuses on proper body alignment, kinesthetic awareness, and core body strength and stability. DiNubile, meanwhile, presents many of the same core body exercises as Carey; to boot, there is an extensive preexercise screening questionnaire and advice on aesthetics, weightlifting, diet, and seeking medical advice in case of injury. Both titles are well organized, include helpful illustrations, and impart advice that is in line with what trainers today are offering at many top health clubs. Both are highly recommended for public, consumer health, and human resource collections.-Howard Fuller, Stanford Health Lib., Palo Alto, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471687207
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/14/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 699,757
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

ANTHONY B. CAREY, M.A., C.S.C.S., C.E.S., is the biomechanical consultant for Jazzercise International and is a continuing education provider for the American Council on Exercise, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has successfully employed the exercise regimes described in this book for more than a decade through his company, Function First.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part One: How Our Body Talks to Us.

1. The Path to Pain.

2. A New Perspective.

3. Picture Perfect.

4. Breakdown of the Mechanical Miracle—You!

5. The Physical Laws of Our Bodies.

6. Function First, Everything Else Follows.

7. Form Follows Function.

Part Two: Regaining Control.

8. Form 1 Exercises.

9. Form 2 Exercises.

10. Form 3 Exercises.

11. Form 4 Exercises.

12. Form 5 Exercises.

13. Form 6 Exercises.

14. The “Graduate” Program.

Index.

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