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Elite athletes have long relied on personalized stretching programs to improve flexibility and prevent injury. What you might not know is that many of those targeted stretches have a much broader application, one that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine: pain relief.
Prescriptive Stretching features full-color anatomical illustrations and step-by-step instructions for 40 of the most effective stretches to eliminate pain, alleviate muscle soreness, improve balance and flexibility, and prevent common injuries. In addition, you'll find sample stretching programs that you can follow as is or personalize to meet your body's needs.
Best of all, Prescriptive Stretching shows you how to quickly assess your pain and identify the stretches to reduce discomfort. Specifically, you'll find recommendations for these common ailments:
Whether you're looking to increase range of motion or simply eliminate muscle pain and discomfort, Prescriptive Stretching has you covered. Comprehensive yet easy to use, it's the guide you'll turn to again and again.
Muscles and Bones of the Human Body
Programs for Pain Relief
Assessing Flexibility and Muscle Balance
About the Author
KristianBerg is a doctor of naprapathy, a medical therapy
that focuses on manual manipulation and stretching of the spine and
connective tissues. He has managed his own clinic in Stockholm, Sweden,
since 1988. Berg participates annually in international training courses
in dissection, anatomy, and manipulative techniques. At his clinic he
has shown more than 30,000 patients the importance of stretching and
muscular balance for overall health. Berg is also the principal at the
Personal Training School and a lecturer in anatomy at the Scandinavian
College of Naprapathic Manual Medicine in Stockholm. He is a highly
regarded speaker on stretching and athletic training in Sweden and
Before becoming a naprapath, Berg was a nationally ranked gymnast and a
talented junior tennis player. More recently, he has competed as a
multisport athlete and has climbed Aconcagua, the highest peak in South
America. Berg currently resides in Svartsjo, Sweden.
"Prescriptive Stretching is a well-illustrated,
scientifically sound book that will help you achieve better flexibility
Brad Schoenfeld MS, CSCS -- Author of Women’s Home Workout
Bible and Sculpting Her Body Perfect
“In Prescriptive Stretching, Kristian Berg offers a
recipe for a pain-free life with safe and easy stretches.”
Ulf Westerlund MD, PhD
“Prescriptive Stretching teaches the correct techniques for
achieving balance in the muscles.”