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Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain: Self-treatment for IT band friction, arthritis, groin pain, bursitis, knee pain, PFS, AKPS, and other diagnoses Paperback – March 9, 2011
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Fixing You®: Hip & Knee Pain represents a new biomechanical approach to fixing hip, pelvic, or knee pain, rather than merely treating symptoms. Rick Olderman, a sports and orthopedic physical therapist who specializes in chronic pain treatment, teaches you exactly what is causing your pain and the surprisingly simple way to fix it.
Fixing pain involves more than just stretching or strengthening muscles; it requires your attention to how you move. Poor movement creates weak or tight muscles which then reinforce poor habits creating a cycle of pain. Rick teaches you which muscles are at the root of your pain as well as how this creates painful movement. He then shows you how to break this cycle.
Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain is part of the Fixing You® series addressing chronic or recurring pain in the entire body. Rick simplifies complicated medical problems helping you distill the causes of your pain down to a few simple issues. His explanations remove the mystique of hip or knee pain to help you treat yourself.
About the Author
Rick Olderman is a physical therapist, personal trainer, and Pilates instructor living in Denver, CO. Rick believes pain is a signal that something is wrong with the body. The body's natural state is to be painfree. Rick also believes that most of the problems leading to chronic pain are found in faulty movement patterns. Through ample illustrations and client stories, his easy-to-read books teach you what these are and how to correct them.
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I learned a lot reading this book, it made me take more notice in the way I stand and walk, and then correct mistakes, and streach the offending muscles, with great results.
I went on to buy the entire series of books.