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Back Exercise epub

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    Ebook

    Most people will experience back pain at some point in their lives, but only a few have the resolve to seek answers and find relief. Back Exercise: Stabilize, Mobilize, and Reduce Pain explores the anatomy and movement of the spine and offers exercises that will help you move—and feel—better.

    Back Exercise goes beyond exercise and rehabilitation to help you understand the why behind spinal conditions and back pain. Throughout the book, unique clay models of the spine reveal each layer of the spinal anatomy, from the spinal vertebrae and discs to the muscle and tissue. These engaging full-color photos make it easy to visualize the structure and biomechanics of the spine and uncover the sources of your pain.

    You’ll then be guided through an evaluation of your current back health with a self-assessment. Using only the floor, a wall, and a camera, you can check your pain response to several simple exercises and identify postural deviations and muscular imbalances in your body.

    Once you’ve assessed your back mobility, the book features 60 exercises—complete with instructions and safety tips—that help stabilize, strengthen, and rehabilitate the spine. Create foundational stability for your spine, extend your range of motion, and relieve pain with exercises that build strength, mobility, and flexibility in your back.

    Finally, Back Exercise explores five common spinal conditions: nonspecific low back pain, disc bulge and herniation, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, and spinal fusions. Six months’ worth of tailored exercise plans are presented for each condition, offering a safe progression of exercises to improve mobility, increase stability, and reduce pain.

    No one wants to live with back pain or discomfort. With Back Exercise you will understand the sources of your pain and take control of your back health for the long term.

    CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Back Exercise Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Back Exercise With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.

    Audience

    Individuals with back pain or back mobility issues. Also, personal trainers and other fitness professionals who work with people with back issues.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. The Spinal Unit
    Chapter 1. Anatomy of the Spine
    Chapter 2. Spinal Stability Training
    Chapter 3. Assess Yourself

    Part II. Exercises
    Chapter 4. Supine and Prone Exercises
    Chapter 5. Quadruped, Seated, and Standing Exercises
    Chapter 6. Mobility and Flexibility Exercises

    Part III. Common Conditions
    Chapter 7. Nonspecific Low Back Pain
    Chapter 8. Disc Bulge and Herniation
    Chapter 9. Spondylolisthesis
    Chapter 10. Stenosis
    Chapter 11. Spinal Surgeries

    Author

    Brian Richey is a personal trainer, educator, and industry leader in the fields of medical exercise and corrective exercise. His unique approach to managing clients’ medical conditions through exercise has helped thousands move better, stand taller, and exercise without pain.

    Brian earned his BS in kinesiology and exercise science from the University of Hawaii. He has multiple certifications from the American Academy of Health, Fitness, and Rehabilitation Professionals: Medical Exercise Program Director, Medical Exercise Specialist, and Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist. He is a faculty educator and master instructor with Balanced Body.

    Brian brings his knowledge in medical exercise, corrective exercise, and integrated movement to the masses through lectures and workshops, both in person and online. He is based in Washington, D.C., where he proudly owns and operates Fit 4 Life DC.