Video Instruction is Superior. Unlike a book, video exercise instruction provides enhanced spatial orientation so that you can be certain of how to utilize specific stretching and strengthening postures. Or, as I have learned from providing exercise instructions to my patients: Observing = Remembering, and Remembering = Following Through With It.. This comprehensive, yet user-friendly exercise program quickly provides a functional understanding of the correct performance of an effective daily stretching program. Most subjects can obtain maximum benefits from stretching 15 to 30 minutes per day.
Specific Benefits Provided: 1) prompt relief of muscle and joint pain, including arthritis- related pain and children's "growing pains"; 2) spontaneous improvement of (acute) postural faults; 3) protection from injury, including Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI), whether occupational- or sports- related; 4) maximum physical independence in the elderly, by resolving muscle and joint pain while improving joint function. Increased joint motion improves walking stability and speed, in addition to making it much easier to perform routine activities of daily living (ADLs); Individuals may work at their own pace and within their current tolerance; 5) this exercise program can minimize and prevent the incidence of osteoarthritis; 6) Maximum athletic potential is achieved by promoting normal joint biomechanics and increased protein synthesis in muscle tissue, while acting to improved muscle function (elasticity, strength, local muscular circulation, and other physical properties) which: 7) safeguards against muscle pulls and joint injuries; this is beneficial to young athletes and students who are aggressively involved in sports, but may not be following a sound stretching program.
Economy: For less that the cost of one office call, you will have lifetime access to a clinically-proven reference that offers freedom from activity-limiting muscle and joint pain, while providing protection against work- and sports- related injuries. While the program is not intended to take the place of maintaining routinely scheduled medical examinations, many benefits are provided which help to promote maximum health, while retaining the economy of a preventative approach. Many elders could attain an independent or modified-independent lifestyle, thereby avoiding or greatly delaying the need to pay out-of-pocket expenses for an assisted living center; or having to "spin-down" their estate to initially fund their residency at a skilled nursing facility (either of which can easily cost $50,000 to $100,000 per year, often economically mandating lifestyle changes for their spouse in the process).
|Exercise Books: Beware of Dangerous Imitations: At this point I would like to caution readers against utilizing lesser references, as optimal health can only be obtained by achieving 1) normal muscle and joint range of motion; and 2) correct postural alignment. I have performed an in-depth review of past and recent works, and find that no one work consistently demonstrates accurate nor comprehensive information regarding: 1) biomechanically correct (and therefore SAFE!) exercise postures; 2) correct postural alignment; or 3) normal values for muscle and joint flexibility (most programs fall short in encouraging the subject to acquire normal flexibility, which is a problem since even a 10% decrease in normal flexibility will promote pain syndromes in some individuals; while others cite incorrect exercises that promote excessive soft tissue flexibility, leading to joint instability, increasing the potential for incurring arthritic deterioration and injury). It is ironic that many individuals unwittingly give prompt credence to the works of retired athletes who have never received any professional anatomical training.|
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