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Back Rx

A Fifteen-Minute-a-Day Yoga-and Pilates-Based Program to End Low Back Pain Forever

By Vijay Vad, Hilary Hinzmann

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Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 February 2004
As a physician specializing in treating athletes, Dr. Vijay Vad has spent years researching how to cure back pain using medical yoga and Pilates. Profiled in The Wall Street Journal, his program requires just fifteen minutes a day for eight weeks to restore flexibility and prevent future injuries.Offering a proven alternative to invasive surgery, Dr. Vad s Back Rx provides the best of mind/body medicine by giving readers three step-by-step exercise series, demonstrated in 130 precise photographs, for implementing his popular program at home. Even readers with severely limited mobility will rejoice in Dr. Vad s gentle introductory workout. Progressing through his self-paced program, they will discover a new range of exercises, breathing techniques, and tips for self-massage. For those who want to go even further and use this program for more than the treatment of a single injury, an advanced workout is included that puts readers on the road to peak performance.The perfect combination of modern medicine, Pilates innovations, and ancient yoga postures, Back Rx builds important new fundamentals for lifelong freedom from pain.

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About the Author

Vijay Vad, M.D. is a sports medicine physician and researcher specializing in minimally invasive arthritis therapies at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and a professor at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is also the physician for the PGA golf tour and the ATP tennis tour.

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"After three months, the results have been striking: 80%... reported that their pain was reduced by at least half"--The Wall Street Journal"[Dr. Vad's] holistic approach can work for anyone willing to put in just a little time and positive thought." --Ellen Barkin"[His] innovative research on the professional tennis and golf tours and the practicality of Back Rx make it suitable for professional athletes and weekend warriors, as well as couch potatoes." --Bill Norris, athletic trainer, Association of Tennis Professionals Circuit"Back Rx has been medically proven to have significant positive effect on low back pain caused by disc pathology." --Don Aspergen, Sports Medicine Division, the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour

EAN: 9781592400454
ISBN: 1592400450
Publisher: Gotham Books
Dimensions: 22.81 x 17.68 x 1.45 centimetres (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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