How Doctors Help Patients With Fitness Fixer
Medical doctors write frequently that they fix pain for themselves and their patients with Fitness Fixer. Dr Clara Hsu, M.D., Board-certified family medicine physician writes:
"When I was in medical school, no one explained the mechanics of back pain as clearly as Dr. Bookspan.
"I used to think I had pretty good posture until I tried to do the wall stand test. It was difficult to stand with my back straight, and my chin was pointing way up toward the ceiling. I have had trouble with chronic neck stiffness and tightness, and so I began practicing the stretches that Dr. Bookspan recommends for the pectoral and trapezius muscles every day. Now when I do the wall stand, it is comfortable and easy to get my heels, hips, shoulders, and the back of my head against the wall. I also like Dr. Bookspan's suggestion to lie on your stomach and prop yourself up on your elbows as a good back extension exercise to do first thing in the morning.
"As a family medicine physician, I see many patients with back and joint pain. Things like excessive lumbar lordosis, the forward head, and walking duck-footed are common problems that are easy to remedy. Many of my patients comment that they feel like they are “learning to walk all over again.”
"I also practice kung fu and have found Dr. Bookspan's advice to be useful in many of the exercises that we do. For example, we do pushups and planks as part of our warm-up routine. I used to feel strain in my back, because I was allowing my lower back to sag. Keeping the back straight helps to take the pressure off the low back. Some of my fellow martial arts students have had back problems or musculoskeletal injuries, and I often share the articles from Dr. Bookspan's website with them.
"I would like to thank Dr. Jolie Bookspan for her tireless work, generosity, and desire to help people. Her articles and books are a great service to the public and offer much useful advice to assist people in relieving their own pain without medications or surgery.
"I think we could prevent many injuries and drastically decrease the amount of healthcare dollars spent on drugs, physical therapy, and operations, etc., if we were to follow her simple suggestions."
Clara Hsu, M.D.
Hands-On Medical Clinic
1024 Pico Blvd., Ste. #3
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Links to Fitness Fixer methods Dr. Hsu mentioned:
- Wall stand test and Pectoral stretch - Fixing Upper Back and Neck Pain
- The point of the wall stand is to test if you have tightness or injury preventing healthy stance, not to cause pain by forcing straight standing. First you fix the cause of the tightness, then you can stand straight without forcing. Causing more pain would be silly and counter to the point.
- Round Shoulder test - Thumbs Can Show Tightness That Leads to Upper Back Pain
- Trapezius stretch - Nice Neck Stretch
- First morning stretch - Fast Fitness - First Morning Stretch
- Excess lumbar lordosis (swayback) - What Abdominal Muscles Don't Do - The Missing Link
- What excess lordosis has to do with back pain - Fixing the Commonest Source of Mystery Lower Back Pain
- The forward head - Breasts Causing Upper Back Pain is a Myth
- Walking duck-footed - Plantar Fasciitis Part I
- Pushups and planks explanation - Change Common Exercises to Get Better Ab Exercise and Stop Back Pain
- Pushups and planks movie - Fast Fitness - Strengthen by Changing Your Plank
- Martial arts exercise - Is Bad Martial Arts Good Exercise?
Books. All the information in one place, with drawings, photos, and instructions:
- Health & Fitness in Plain English THIRD edition, How To Be Healthy Happy And Fit For The Rest Of Your Life
- Fix Your Own Pain Without Drugs or Surgery
- Healthy Martial Arts
Classes and certifications in these methods:
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