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"Dr. Rob and I are cut from the same cloth, no nonsense and telling it like it is. Here's to getting older but feeling better!" -- John McEnroe, tennis champion

"Dr. Rob helped me to resolve issues that have limited me in the past. I improved my game and I'm pain free." -- Natalie Gulbis, LPGA golfer

"This is a revolutionary book. I highly recommend it!" -- Liam Neeson, actor

"Dr. Kelly helps me perform to my full potential. I have counted on Dr. Kelly to help me care for my muscles and joints and his advice has always been essential to my health. Listen to what he has to say." -- Corey Webster, New York Giants

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"Dr. Rob and I are cut from the same cloth, no nonsense and telling it like it is. Here's to getting older but feeling better!" -- John McEnroe, tennis champion

"Dr. Rob helped me to resolve issues that have limited me in the past. I improved my game and I'm pain free." -- Natalie Gulbis, LPGA golfer

"This is a revolutionary book. I highly recommend it!" -- Liam Neeson, actor

"Dr. Kelly helps me perform to my full potential. I have counted on Dr. Kelly to help me care for my muscles and joints and his advice has always been essential to my health. Listen to what he has to say." -- Corey Webster, New York Giants --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; 1 edition (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416562567
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416562566
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Dr. Rob DeStefano first learned about chiropractic when he was 14 years old, inspired by an Osteopath who did adjustments and motivated Rob to want to help people get and stay healthy. Having sustained serious injuries playing high school football, Rob was treated by a chiropractor who got him back on the field. These injuries and his recovery helped him to understand the injuries of others--in fact, in high school and college, Rob was known for helping his teammates recognize and address injuries and other health issues. Throughout his academic sports career, Rob excelled in track, football (earning a scholarship to Kutztown University), deacathlon, powerlifting, lacrosse, rugby (earning a scholarship at Palmer College of Chiropractic) and triathlon. To date, he has competed in over 300 races, including 9 Ironmans and 2 Ironman World Championships. He has experienced the ins and outs of injury and recovery many times over, and it has become his passion.

In part due to this athletic experience, Dr. Rob recognized early the importance of muscle in the big healthcare picture: even in his days at Chiropractic college, he set himself apart by incorporating muscle work in his treatment of fellow students. Soon after graduation, he earned his CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician), and attended his first ART (Active Release Techniques) seminar. After a few years of practicing chiropractic and ART, he began teaching, and since the early 90's has lectured and taught at over 100 ART seminars and related teaching and lecturing events.

Dr. Rob opened his first offices in Ridgefield Park and in Lodi, NJ in 1987. In 1999, he had the opportunity to open his first NY office, at the elite training facility La Palestra on the upper west side. In the world of athletics he has worked with athletes of all levels, including the US Olympic Bobsled/Luge/Skeleton teams, US Olympic Hockey Team, the NHL, NBA, LPGA, and the NFL. Dr Rob became an official ART provider to the New York Football Giants in 2002, seeing them through their 2008 Superbowl Championship and continuing at present as the official ART provider and official Chiropractor. 2009 saw the opening of his first two satellite offices in NY, in The Orion and The Ariel.

As a result of the past few years of working and discussing cases with Dr. Kelly, Dr. Rob felt that the time was right to champion the emerging need for diagnosis and treatment of muscle, and muscle's important role in the future of healthcare. Work began on what is now Muscle Medicine, available now. As appears in the book, he has developed a new treatment technique and self-treatment modality to compliment doctor care that has already been successfully adopted by many of his athletes and patients (see thefastprogram.com). An accompanying self-treatment tool, already being used by national, professional sports teams, will be introduced next, all in the service of Muscle Medicine.

Customer Reviews

I love how crisply and clearly this really technical information is presented.
William Doyle
I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about fitness/health no matter what their level of education.
Happy reader
I am sure that when I finish this book that the last page will be just as good as the first.
Joseph Barta

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Marvin Lagstein on September 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
I have been a long distant runner for over 30 years.
I have run over 30 marathons,suffering many overuse injuries over the years.
I have been to orthopedists, chiropractors, massage theerapists and accupuncturists over the years for an assortment of injuries.
After reading "Muscle Medicine" I have a new clarity on the cause of many of my past problems.
Most importantly, I now have a strategy for self treatment which should resolve my problems.
As a senior runner, this material is critical!
And, the best part are the sections on prevention. I am now in control!
I feel sorry for the medical practionioners in New Jersey- no more business!!
I thank the author for sharing this information.
For athletes everywhere, this is long overdue!!!
Dr Marvin Lagstein
(very amateur but determined athlete)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Happy reader on February 13, 2010
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As a physical therapist, I was initially interested in reading the book to learn more about the F.A.S.T. treatments, but since reading the book I thought it was thorough and to the point regarding health and injury. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about fitness/health no matter what their level of education.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Colleen M. Rosen on October 11, 2009
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I bought this book mainly because I wanted to learn more about "frozen shoulder" (my condition) and how to prevent other injuries in the future. I was pleased that the book was written mainly in layman's language, making it easy to understand. However, I was disappointed that there wasn't more on my specific condition (only 2 pages). There is quite a lot of general information and exercises on how to prevent some conditions, and there are specific exercises to do for shoulder health, etc. I guess I was hoping for even more. Overall, it's a very good book and I haven't seen anything quite like it for the general public.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lynn on August 30, 2010
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I learned so much about my muscles, and how to deal with pain via streching and core fitness.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By William Doyle on October 16, 2009
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I'm a sporadic runner and basketball player and my muscles are always getting sore and sprained. This is the first book that explains to me why this happens and how to stop it. I love how crisply and clearly this really technical information is presented. Great illustrations and medical perspectives, in layman's language. Good nutrition tips, too. Really well done, and I think anyone who is into physical activity should grab a copy of this excellent book.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kerry M. Stella on October 17, 2009
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I'm enjoying Muscle Medicine but my mother who has a history of musculoskeletal problems really
found it useful. Here's what she had to say: "This book is a unique
contribution to the field of physical medicine and therapy. It provides
meticulous description of muscle dynamics and joint physiology in a way that
is easy for the layperson to understand. As a woman who is looking back at
50, I¹ve had both chronic and traumatic lower-back and cervical spine
problems. Muscle Medicine both validated my experience and gave me a good
sense of the options that are available to me. You couldn¹t ask for more."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carlyn J. Mikita on March 5, 2010
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This book has been a big help to me with my injury. My husband is also doing some shoulder work from the book for his injury. I gave the book to my Pilates instructor and now she is going to order it for her reference.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MHopper on March 18, 2012
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I bought this book because when I was searching for "Active Release Technique" it came up. It wasn't quite what I was looking for, but I have really enjoyed it anyway. I am an athletic trainer and so I was looking for some more advanced manual therapy information. This book is very simplified and it makes learning the material much easier. It's definitely something I'll use in my personal fitness as well as with my patients..
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