Prescriptive Stretching (2nd Ed)
by Kristian Berg
Human Kinetics | November 2019 | eISBN: 9781492587415 | ePUB | 180.64 MB
No one likes to live with aches and pain. Whether the pain is caused by poor posture, repetitive movements, injury, or sedentary behavior, Prescriptive Stretching, Second Edition, can help put you on the path to feeling better and living without the pain.
Prescriptive Stretching features full-color anatomical illustrations and step-by-step instructions for dozens of the most effective stretches to eliminate pain, alleviate muscle soreness, improve balance and flexibility, and prevent common injuries. You'll find various types of stretches and techniques, including individual unassisted stretches, the use of a tennis ball to target troublesome areas like the shoulder and feet, and partner stretches to ease pain caused by poor posture or sitting for long periods of time.
Most importantly, Prescriptive Stretching offers ready-to-use stretching sequences to target specific problem areas.
These pain release programs will help address many common ailments:
- Back pain
- Neck stiffness
- Shoulder soreness
- Tennis or golfer's elbow
- Runner's knee
Whether you're looking to increase range of motion or simply alleviate muscle pain and discomfort, Prescriptive Stretching will help you feel better from head to toe.
About the Author
Kristian Berg is a doctor of naprapathy, a medical therapy that focuses on manual manipulation and stretching of the spine and connective tissues. Since 1988 he has managed his own clinic in Stockholm, Sweden, where he specializes in musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnostics (MSKUL). He regularly lectures on MSKUL to specialists in orthopedics and sports medicine. As part of his practice, he is ESSR certified to offer PRP/ACP injections for severe tendon injuries. At his clinic, he has shown more than 30,000 patients the importance of stretching and muscular balance for overall health. Berg participates annually in international training courses in dissection, anatomy, and manipulative techniques.
Berg works with Stockholm’s Idrottsgymnasium (the Stockholm high school of sports) in integrating a personal training education into their regular education. He is a lecturer in anatomy at the Scandinavian College of Naprapathic Manual Medicine in Stockholm and is a highly regarded speaker on stretching and athletic training in Sweden and throughout Europe. He is a frequent lecturer at the Global Hamstring Project (inaugural conference in 2015) and a regular attendee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference.
Before becoming a naprapath, Berg was a nationally ranked gymnast and a talented junior tennis player. More recently, he has competed as a multisport athlete and has climbed Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America. Berg resides in Svartsjo, Sweden.