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.PrescriptiveStretchingfeatures 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,PrescriptiveStretchingshows you how to quickly assess your pain and identify the stretches to reduce discomfort. Specifically, you’ll find recommendations for these common ailments:-Headache-Back pain-Neck stiffness-Shoulder soreness-Golfer’s elbow-Tennis elbow-Runner’s kneeWhether you’re looking to increase range of motion or simply eliminate muscle pain and discomfort,PrescriptiveStretchinghas you covered. Comprehensive yet easy to use, it’s the guide you’ll turn to again and again.
PrescriptiveStretchingincorporates large and easy-to-use full-color anatomical illustrations to demonstrate exactly how to relieve soreness and imbalances in a targeted way. By using the 40 stretches inPrescriptiveStretching, readers can reduce their risk of injury and relieve unwanted pain.
Table of Contents
IntroductionMuscles of the Human BodyStretching FundamentalsTargeted StretchesPrograms for Pain ReliefAssessing Flexibility and Muscle BalanceStretch IndexReferencesAbout the Author