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Dr Ali's Ultimate Back Book: A unique integrated programme featuring, diet, yoga and massage Paperback – 11 Apr 2002

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (11 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091882397
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091882396
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 1.4 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 252,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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With credentials that include extensive training in medicine and complementary treatments, over 10 years practising at the highly respected Hale Clinic, and a total 20 years dealing with back problems, Dr Ali's Ultimate Back Book is set to be useful at the very least. With its analysis of the structure of the body, and its emphasis on a holistic lifestyle in relation to preventing and treating back problems, this is insightful and essential reading for both professional practitioners and sufferers alike.

Part one looks at how the back works, with nine chapters covering muscles, posture and the spine. Part two's eight chapters on when things go wrong, analyse every type of backache from computer-related to lying down causing problems. Ali's basic argument is that treating pain ignores the cause. His premise is that there are different types of muscle fibre, and that muscles are at the root of the problem. "The anti-gravitational force created by posture-controlling muscles and general muscle tone is the most important factor for back health", asserts Ali. According to Ali developing and maintaining healthy muscles to support posture is crucial, though this is not to be confused with working out at the gym.

Along with an analysis of available treatments, Ali highlights the benefits of yoga in particular, and suggests treatment and care for each type of problem. Though it might be tempting to go for the quick fix and skip to the index, it's well worth reading this in its entirety. Not a difficult task as it's readable, concise, thought provoking, practical and inspiring. --Lorna V

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I suffered with back muscle pain for a year after driving a car with really poor driving position, resulting in complete paralysis. I tried the doctors and Osteopaths and they provided quick fixes - drugs and joint manipulation. But this problem kept re-occuring.

I saw Dr Ali on television and bought his book along with back books by other authors.

I followed his recommendations, drinking lots of water, stretching and strengthening excercises and changed diet etc.

3 years later I still do the excercises occasionally - but have no problems at all.

I've chucked all the other books - this is all you need.

PS. I sold the car as well - I now have an automatic Volvo !
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The title says it all! Dr. Ali has developed a unique guide to effective treatments not only for various back problems, such as aches, twinges, pinches that people suffer from everyday, but also a guide to significantly improve your health and well-being. What's more this book focuses more on what YOU can do to help strengthen your back or ease those recurring aches and pains. With simple yet descriptive chapters and illustrations this book is a must have for Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and a helpful informative guide for everyone else.
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This book is full of advice for back pain sufferers. Not only do I have a copy but this is the 5th copy I have bought to give to both family members and friends. The exercises in the book have proved to be a life saver for me and the knowledge of how the back works and how our poor fitness habits contribute to the back pain we suffer has helped me enormously. If you have a bad back then this is the 'must have' book for you.
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As someone who gives professional massage for a living this book has been a real eye opener, it fills in so many of the blanks that people and professionals have about back problems. Its well writen, informitive and yet easy to follow if you suffer with back problems you cannot do better that buy this book and find out how you can easy your aches and pains.
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This book is extremely informative and a revelation in how to look after your own health. There should be a Dr Ali in every GP's surgery!
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Helped me, very good advice, good delivery
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