Read My Hips!: Suffering Needless Pelvic, Limb, or Back Pain? Time to Check your Alignment! (Paperback)
"I feel twisted", "I look crooked in the mirror", "My problems have been going on for years", "I have tried every kind of treatment" are commonly heard statements. Whether you have complaints or not, it's time to look at your body alignment, given that the pelvis and spine are not properly aligned in 80% of us. Think of a car that has an alignment problem The tires wear differently and the car may wiggle and wobble, eventually causing structural damage to the frame and steering mechanism. We are not so different. Unwanted stresses caused by malalignment can affect every part of your body. You may feel it, for example, as "low back pain", a "bursitis", "tight hamstrings". This book starts by explaining how your pelvis and spine function when in alignment and what happens when things go wrong. It describes some easy ways to recognize and treat the three most common ways the pelvis goes out of alignment. Then it outlines the "malalignment syndrome" - the typical changes and complaints associated with malalignment that, unfortunately, often lead to unwarranted investigation, misdiagnosis, and inappropriate and sometimes harmful treatment. After discussing the impact on various sports, it provides a comprehensive treatment approach aimed at achieving and maintaining your alignment making use of appropriate complementary techniques and encouraging your regular participation to achieve lasting results.