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Healthy Shoulder Handbook: 100 Exercises for Treating and Preventing Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff and other Common Injuries [Kindle Edition]

Karl Knopf
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Book Description


Millions of people suffer from debilitating shoulder problems every year. With Healthy Shoulder Handbook, you can take yourself off that list. This friendly manual outlines the causes for common shoulder conditions, including shoulder impingement, rotator cuff, tendinitis, dislocation and repetitive motion injuries.

Illustrated with over 300 step-by-step photographs, Healthy Shoulder Handbook offers easy-to-follow exercises to:

• Build strength
• Improve flexibility
• Speed up recovery
• Prevent injury

Healthy Shoulder Handbook also features specially designed programs to reverse or alleviate the strain from high-risk sports and occupations, including construction work, desk jobs, tennis, golf and more. Follow the approach in this book and you'll be able to quickly get back to the job (or back on the court!) and stay there--pain free!

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About the Author

Karl Knopf is the coordinator for the fitness therapist program at Foothill College of California.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9588 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (20 Jan. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,128 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped improve a long standing shoulder problem 15 May 2010
By Mrs K
I had been suffering with a damaged supraspinatus tendon for nearly 12 months following a skiing fall, and at times would struggle to get a coat on or raise my arm overhead. My chiropractor suggested I take some glucosamine and MSM and build up my shoulder muscles, and although I had some success with Sarah Keys shoulder exercises, I still had some residual pain, and couldn't sleep on one side, which was quite frustrating. I wasn't ready to accept that this was something I would have to live with, although this was looking like it was going to be the case for me.

The exercises in this book are well described and photographed and even after a month I have seen some significant improvement in strength and range of movement, and the discomfort is almost gone. This is not a complicated exercise regime either - the general conditioning exercises only take about 5 minutes a day to do. In short this is a very useful and effective self help book, which I would recommend for other people suffering with similar problems.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be Patient and it works 24 Mar. 2012
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Dont normally do this but as I have been suffering with a Winging Scapula and its obvious pain for 15 years I thought I would write a review.

Excelent , Excellent Excellent . Please be patient with the instructions as you may think they are not doing anything , however, work on the ones which make you feel better.
My favourites which relieved pain
Shoulder Blade squeeze, The condor, dumbell soup can pours, reverse fly on a table , prone crossing guard. Last but not least buy yourself a foam roller , this relieves all tension in back and neck. Follow the roller series page 82 to 87. Foam rollers around 20 pounds on ebay.

I dont use all the excercises or stretches but I have found some useless but I use the above nearly every other day for 5-10 minutes and I am off the pain killers.

I would also recomned a sports massage so instead of a bottle of wine at the end of the week , treat yourself to a message once every month if you can afford it.

Above all else be patient as I overdid the first few excercises and caused more pain as I was using a larger dumbell thinking it would speed up the repair process. Good luck
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A BRILLIANT RESOURCE FOR THE JOURNEY. 30 April 2012
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This book is well written, informative, interesting and I think It'll be used long term. It's nice to see an author/Dr positively encouraging people that after seeking medical advice they can / need to be their own personal trainer / therapist / giving good advice as if talking with the reader rather than at them. I Have dislocated my right arm several times and have had surgery to stabalize it. I'ts alot better than it was, but it will always click alot and some movements still cause pain and viberating, taking me by suprise sometimes. After rehab in hospital I got the bug for exercise, my lounge is more like a mini gym now!

This book's a gem as I can be sure while listening to my body to avoid over doing things, that if my arm is disagreeable I can do something about it in a more informed way, rather than just continuing post surgery physio exercises till I see a physiotherapist, when something else may be more appropriate. It's good that the author re-inforces the fact that you should not use the book as a way of avoiding seeking medical help if things are not ok.

The book has: A good section on shoulder anatomy, which gives a better understanding of medical terms I read or hear Dr's physio therapists use or see written on discharge notes!
Info regards various shoulder conditions, how they're diagnosed and possible treatment options.
Info re designing a general shoulder exercise routine or one dependant on your bobby / job.
Exercises and advice to treat injuries dependant on severety and in stages.
Preventative exercises and sound advice to avoid re injury.
Advice about props and equipment to use / how to use it.

Amongst other things.

There is only one pitfall, which is that pictures are in black and white.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shoulder That Burden 2 Sept. 2011
By lichram
A comprehensive guide for the layman. An excellent exposition of the exercise which will benefit the young(to avoid problems) and the old (to ease and manage stiffening and misused shoulders).
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful book 29 April 2010
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I bought this book recently after the return of pain which I remembered from an occurence of impingement a few years ago, for which I had received physical therapy. Perhaps I have this book to thank for not having to go down that route again. At any rate, since I have been doing exercises from the book the pain has subsided and my bad shoulder feels much stronger and is giving me ever less trouble. Avoiding using a troubled joint and allowing it to weaken can, as this book points out, make the problem worse rather than helping and here suitable exercises can help

The book includes a introductory section on the anatomy of the shoulder and moves from there to a concise discussion of some more and less common shoulder problems with an account of their symptoms and treatment. A further section provides suggestions for stretching and trengthening routines for various kinds of sporting and other activities. Then the bulk of the text offers exercises designed to stretch, strengthen and stabilise the shoulder which one can with just one's arms and shoulder, with weights, lying down, against a wall, with a Theraband or a stick. These are illustrated with photographs and explained very clearly.

Clearly, there are things that a book will never do for you: neither can it ultimately diagnose a condition, nor can it check that you are doing the relevant exercises with good form. But all in all, I would say that this is a pretty helpful book if you want to strengthen your shoulder joint.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Good background into shoulder injuries, explained in a way that a layman can understand. Have started to do some of the exercises, and they have made a noticeable difference, I'm... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Geordio
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Published 1 month ago by MRS T M FOX
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Rugby shot Shoulder's are already getting better just from a week of re-hab exercises from this book.
Published 2 months ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Healthy shoulders
Excellent, concisely written and presented; and so easy to create programs suited to your needs, which in my case is a rotator cuff injury. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Oculus
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read!
Just ok!
Published 4 months ago by Gordon Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very informative book
Published 5 months ago by trevor dunn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Helpful and informative and been a great help with the problem. Well worth the money.
Published 5 months ago by MRS P M HUGHES
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for both avoiding and treating shoulder problems
I've had shoulder problems for years and this is a very useful book, full of information and exercises which have really helped me
Published 6 months ago by Miggy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent handy easy to follow book
Full of great exercises from easy to difficult, loads of variations to try and also ideas for routines you can try or adapt your own. Pictures good and instructions easy to follow. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sunflower
2.0 out of 5 stars poor documendation
Tape seems fine but documentation limited and inadequate
Published 8 months ago by John B.
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