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In The Aging Spine, White combines the expertise in aquatic and occupational therapy with the latest in scientific data. The result is a well-researched and comprehensive guide in the management of back pain. In a conversational and educational tone, the author employs graphs, illustrations and pictures to walk the individual through a progressive water exercise program.

In outlining various causes of lower-back pain, White gives the reader the tools to get their life back on track. This practical guide is a well-written "must read" for anyone suffering with back pain.

"Exercise helps prolong life, prevent diabetes, heart disease, and ease the pain of arthritis. Aqua-therapy is my preference for exercise for pain relief from degenerative arthritic changes."

Sandra Sessoms, M.D., Arthritis Institute

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

"This is a must read for those of us who have experienced back pain and for those of us who want to prevent it."

John D. West, P.T., Owner

Rehab Services, Houston, TX

"Wow! Great presentation of material!"

Megan Vaughn, P.T.

Instructor, IAOM

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595328871
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/29/2004
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Martha D. White specializes in developing water therapy programs for orthopedic, rheumatic, and musculoskeletal conditions and diseases. She served as the occupational therapist in Baylor College of Medicine's outpatient chronic pain management program from 1986 to 1988. Since 1990 she has been developer and director of the aquatic therapy program for the outpatient sports medicine clinic at the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

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