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Walk Yourself Well: Eliminate Back, Shoulder, Knee, Hip and Other Structural Pain Forever - Without Surgery or Drugs

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In "Walk Yourself Well", registered physical therapist Sherry Brourman teaches readers how to permanently free themselves from structural pain by targeting its cause. Learning to walk correctly by using the body's natural motions is the key to restoring proper alignment and allowing the body to heal and remove pain by itself.

"A renowned physical therapist shares the secrets of proper walking which can alleviate back, neck, hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle pain, in addition to strengthening muscle tone ...

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Overview

In "Walk Yourself Well", registered physical therapist Sherry Brourman teaches readers how to permanently free themselves from structural pain by targeting its cause. Learning to walk correctly by using the body's natural motions is the key to restoring proper alignment and allowing the body to heal and remove pain by itself.

"A renowned physical therapist shares the secrets of proper walking which can alleviate back, neck, hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle pain, in addition to strengthening muscle tone and improving overall appearance."

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Patricia Morrison
WALK YOURSELF WELL is one of the few books which actually changed my life. A ground-breaking approach to perfect and healthful posture and gait, Ms. Brourman's thorough, clear instructions helped me change my walk to "elegant," and freed me from persistent knee and neck pain. This book is perfect for boomers who want to avoid those horrors of aging - the dowager's hump, the old folks' shuffle, and back, neck, shoulder, foot and knee pain - and surgery. It's never too early, or too late, to enjoy the benefits of Miss Brourman's 25 years of experience as a physical therapist.
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Anyone who has ever had a leg injury and subsequent pain in the other leg from an altered gait will agree with Brourman's assertion that incorrect movement while walking can lead to physical pain. As a registered physical therapist, Brourman has helped patients avoid surgery through exercises to improve muscle strength, posture, and movement. She explains how unbalanced walking leads to pain and what correct movement can achieve for a person who has experienced an orthopedic injury. She offers self-evaluation tests, gait correction methods, and strengthening and stretching exercises and uses case studies of her own patients as examples. Although there is some useful information here, physical therapists will justifiably advise that people with existing problems be under the supervision of a registered therapist; Brourman's instructions for the exercises are not easy to follow, and it could be dangerous for a patient to do a self-correction without guidance. Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa, Fla.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786862931
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Personal Paths to Recovery 1
1 You Walked into Pain 11
2 You Can Walk Yourself Well 32
3 Human Balance and Motion 43
4 Customize Your Antipain Strategy 60
5 Gait Corrections 79
6 Strengthening Exercises 115
7 Stretching Exercises 179
8 Body Living Lessons 208
9 Specific Areas of Pain: Case Studies 224
Conclusion 281
Appendix A Gait Correction and Exercise Flow Chart 263
Appendix B Body Movement and Muscle Illustrations 269
Appendix C Pain Evaluation Guide 277
Index 281
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2001

    Walk Yourself Well

    This book is not just a great read, but potentially a life changer if you are like many people who have struggled for years with back pain or other types of joint and muscle pain. Walk Yourself Well has easily understood yet comprehensive methods for diagnosing and correcting imbalances and weakness that have developed as a result of our movement patterns. Patterns that we may have learned as far back as our childhood. Amazing stuff from a Physical Therapist with over 25 years of treating patients under her belt. All this is combined with a joyful perspective that makes the book fun and at times, amazingly thought provoking. Five Stars. Get it.

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