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Author Locker, George, author.

Title Falling is not an option [Hoopla electronic resource] : a way to lifelong balance / George Locker.

Publication Info. [United States] : BookBaby, 2020.
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Summary Falling Is Not an Option: A Way to Lifelong Balance is an instructional manual describing a trademarked form of balance-improving exercise called Postural Retraining and derived from T'ai Chi. The book begins with an introductory discussion of balance: its inherent beauty, its elusive source, its necessity, and its common loss late in life in modern sedentary society. The author describes the movement of bone and muscle when engaging the postural muscles (those that involuntarily control balance and stability) and provides numerous examples of weight-bearing sports that require such balance. The focus of the book is a section of 20 postures and exercises, well illustrated by sequential photos, designed to improve balance using increased downward force (or rooting). While these exercises were conceived for those who have lost stability and seek to regain it safely and incrementally, the technique can equally be used by mid-lifers or athletes. The book ends with a glossary of terms. The author writes in a clear, straightforward style that is well-suited to his subject and audience. The exercises, which do not have to be memorized - emphasize simple positions and small movements that are appropriate for those who have mobile impairments, including several exercises that acknowledge the common elderly struggle to sit down and stand up. The author writes with authority about the muscle groups and about physical laws, and the section in which he discusses what balance is not is particularly noteworthy. This book promises to be a useful and adaptable guide for anyone in need of an original and effective physical therapy to increase balance and stability.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Equilibrium (Physiology) -- Exercise therapy.
Falls (Accidents) -- Prevention.
Exercise.
Exercise therapy.
Electronic books.
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ISBN 9781098309749 (electronic bk.)
109830974X (electronic bk.)
Music No. MWT13614294
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