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Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Shoulder and Hip Dysfunction Paperback – February 1, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1905367269 ISBN-10: 1905367260 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Lotus Pub.; 1 edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905367260
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905367269
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Evan Osar is a chiropractic physician specializing in movement-based solutions to chronic pain and movement disorders. Dr. Osar is an author and international lecturer on posture, stability, and the movement-based approach to corrective exercise and improved performance.

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Dr. Evan Osar's book is outstanding.
Gretchen Schmutz
I highly recommend this book to rehab specialists and trainers!
A. Datu, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Great book, wonderful information and clear!
Diane Campbell

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Holly on July 7, 2012
Format: Paperback
*DISCLAIMER* I am not a physical therapist...I have a connective tissue disorder, so my hips and shoulders are unstable. At age 27, my entire body started to fall apart. I am still trying to put it back together.

I have been through several physical therapists and they all seem to regurgitate the same information and do not address the entire body. Dr. Osar's approach is out of the box, but ironically, full of common sense. I would HIGHLY recommend this as a resource for anyone with winged scapulae. They are particularly hard to treat and traditional approaches to shoulder rehab will actually make you worse.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By B.E.N. on September 6, 2012
Format: Paperback
As a woman in her late seventies who is active and works out, I found Evan Osar's book to be an excellent resource for all things related to body movement. The book is well-organized with lots of images and references to videos for ease in understanding. He covers basic principles of movement that I find helpful in my activities of daily living. He also describes specific exercises that I refer to on a regular basis because the format is so easy to follow:
"Key to Performance" tells me how to do the exercise.
"Client Sensation" tells me how I should be feeling.

Overall the book really speaks to me.
So if you are interested in fitness you will definitely like Evan Osar's book.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Steven on February 22, 2013
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I have had shoulder problems for some time now, i tried the tradition YTWL exercises, the wall angels (scapula wall slides), and many rotator cuff exercises but my pain still lingered. Evan Osar explains why despite these exercises being the go to exercises for many clinicians, they might not be the best approach for treating shoulder problems.

I am currently going through the exercise progressions outlined in the book. I have definitely felt some improvement, but I still have some residual pain. Perhaps i will update my review down the track, to let you guys know how everything goes.

I give the book 5 stars because of Dr Osar's unique approach to shoulder problems.

However the book is not perfect. I have a few issues:

-The pages of this book come out very easily because the binding is very poor!! You don't even have to use much force for the pages to come out! I have had to sticky tape many pages back together. The book is pretty ugly now but still useable.

-Instructions on how to perform an exercise are very brief and sometimes unclear. Dr Osar tends to have a picture for the start of the exercise and a picture for the end range of motion for the exercise. He does have videos online which are very useful. But many exercises do not have an accompanying video. Also he does not always mention how many sets and reps to use or advise you how often to train the exercises.

-The wording he uses can be difficult to understand for the layman. Being a health professional definitely helped me understand the book easier! If you are not a health professional, you may just need to invest more time into learning the anatomy and terminology he refers to.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charles Norman on March 18, 2013
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I am performing the crawling exercises recommended in this book, and it is healing my shoulder impingement rapidly. This is absolutely amazing ... who would have thought that simple crawling exercises would correct shoulder impingement and rotator cuff injuries! Apparently it works by neurologically remapping the brain to specific muscle movements through repetition. These crawling exercises were first developed by Dr. Vaclav Vojta in the 1950's and have been used ever since to treat babies born with cerebral palsy. Just think about it ... how did we first, as babies, develop correct functional movement and strength -- through crawling, of course! In my opinion, these crawling exercises are much more therapeutic than the traditional exercises that are prescribed for rotator cuff injury by physical therapists. On a side note, if you have pain in any part of your body (other than your shoulder), I highly recommend a book called "The Egoscue Method of Health Through Motion (a yoga-based method). In two months, it cured the carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, and shoulder pain that I had suffered from for over 30 years. In reading the boook, I found that most pain in our bodies is caused by poor posture, prolonged sitting, and lack of exercise. "The Egoscue Method of Health Through Motion" helped me to correct all of my postural issues (a lower right shoulder, an elevated and torqued right hip, cartilage damage in my knees, over-pronating ankles, and fallen arches) in two months. Another book that I highly recommend is called "Movement: Functional Movement Systems" by Gray Cook, who prescribes crawling exercises to fix shoulder impingement.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By deanna on July 5, 2013
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Within five minutes of starting to read this book, the pages started to come out. Now, I just have a bunch of pages that I have crammed in the book. VERY POORLY MADE. And now, I am finding it difficult to read because the pages are everywhere!

I glanced at the information--which seems very detailed and worthwhile. It's a shame it is so poorly made.

I rated it a 3--I would have gone higher if I were rating the information and I would have given it a zero if I were rating it for quality.

Deanna, DPT
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