Author(s): Kristian Berg
Elite athletes have long relied on personalised stretching programmes to improve flexibility and prevent injury. What you might not know is that many of those targeted stretches have a much broader application, one that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. "Prescriptive Stretching" features full-colour anatomical illustrations and step-by-step instructions for 40 of the most effective stretches to eliminate pain, alleviate muscle soreness, improve balance and flexibility and prevent common injuries. In addition, you'll find sample stretching programmes that you can follow or personalise to meet your body's needs.
Kristian Berg is a doctor of naprapathy, a medical therapy that focuses on manipulation and stretching of the spine and connective tissues. He has managed his own clinic in Stockholm, Sweden, since 1988. At his clinic he has shown more than 30,000 patients the importance of stretching and muscular balance for overall health. Berg is also the principal at the Personal Training School and a lecturer in anatomy at the Scandinavian College of Naprapathic Manual Medicine in Stockholm.
Chapter 1. Muscles of the Human Body; Chapter 2. Stretching Fundamentals; Chapter 3. Targeted Stretches; Chapter 4. Programs for Pain Relief; Chapter 5. Assessing Flexibility and Muscle Balance; Chapter 6. Stretch Index.