Author(s): Jean-Francois Harvey
A complete range of tools to help prevent or alleviate back pain. Using the latest advances in the science of movement, this book offers the unique and innovative Spinal Training method to help prevent and alleviate back pain. And in addition to strengthening your back, Spinal Training will also improve your posture, eliminate tension, reduce your stress response and diminish pain. Drawing from Pilates, yoga, physical therapy and others and based on the principles of osteopathy, biomechanics and kinesiology, this holistic approach makes it possible for effective and gently work on the areas that are the most important for reducing back pain and enhancing good posture for a healthy back. Full-colour throughout with lavish and clear illustrations of the back's anatomy, this book features step-by-step photos with 80 exercise routines that meet the requirements for a healthy back. These routines can be customized with the self-assessment exercise provided. Thus the exercises can focus precisely on each person's specific needs and desired outcome. The Spinal Training method can be used by anyone, regardless of age or fitness level.
Each training plan can be individually adapted to the nature of the specific pain, for any type of posture, degree of flexibility, muscle strength, or the time available to regain normal back strength. Whether the goal is to simply maintain a healthy and happy back or to reduce and eliminate pain, this book offers the right tools to make the back feel better, no matter what the condition may be.
Jean-Francois Harvey is a professor of osteopathy and kinesiologist with 25 years of experience in this field.