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Muscle Medicine

The Revolutionary Approach to Maintaining, Strengthening, and Repairing Your Muscles and Joints

About The Book

A leading orthopedic surgeon and a top sports chiropractor team up to offer a groundbreaking new approach to remaining injury-free and recovering from injury faster.

Muscle injuries are not just for sports superstars anymore. Back, shoulder, hip, and knee problems bedevil more and more people than ever before. Muscle Medicine provides a way to prevent such injuries from happening and to treat them when they do without drugs or surgery. The product of a collaborative effort between two widely recognized authorities on sports injuries, Muscle Medicine relies on cutting-edge medical and therapeutic expertise to deliver what many doctors cannot: explanations of how to maintain good muscle health, how to treat common muscle injuries, such as “Tennis Elbow” and “Cell Phone Neck,” and how to determine when joint surgery is and is not necessary for some common orthopedic problems. By focusing on the health of our muscles, we can prevent many sports injuries from occurring and recover faster from the ones that do, say the coauthors, whose A-list clients have included John McEnroe and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Featuring more than 100 illustrations that show the basics of muscle mechanics, along with various stretching, strengthening, and self-treatment exercises, Muscle Medicine will help readers enjoy pain-free, active lives no matter what their age or activity level.

About The Authors

Rob DeStefano, DC, is a sports chiropractor, a national leader in the field of manual muscle therapies, and an avid triathelete. He divides his busy practice between offices in New Jersey and Manhattan's La Palestra health club, and he regularly consults for the New York Giants NFL football team and the Ironman World Triathalon Championships in Hawaii.

Joseph Hooper is contributing editor/writer for Elle and Popular Science magazines and has been covering health and fitness since 1985.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (September 15, 2009)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416562788

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Raves and Reviews

"Dr. Rob and I are cut from the same cloth, no nonsense and telling it like it is. Here's to getting older but feeling better!" -- John McEnroe, tennis champion

"Dr. Rob helped me to resolve issues that have limited me in the past. I improved my game and I'm pain free." -- Natalie Gulbis, LPGA golfer

"This is a revolutionary book. I highly recommend it!" -- Liam Neeson, actor

"Dr. Kelly helps me perform to my full potential. I have counted on Dr. Kelly to help me care for my muscles and joints and his advice has always been essential to my health. Listen to what he has to say." -- Corey Webster, New York Giants

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