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Pain Free At Your Pc - Pete;Gittines, Roger; Egoscue

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Published: 1st November 1999
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Using a computer doesn't have to hurt.

Prevent or reverse repetitive stress injuries
Cure carpal tunnel syndrome
End chronic wrist, shoulder, and neck pain
Ease eyestrain
Avoid surgery, drugs, and wrist braces


Using a computer should challenge your mind, not your body.

As computers become a larger part of our daily lives both at work and at home, complaints of painful wrists, sore shoulders, stiff necks, and blurry vision associated with computer use continue to soar.

But the good news is that this chronic pain can easily be prevented or cured without surgery or drugs--or expensive "ergonomic" equipment. There's no need to move your monitor, wear wrist braces, or sit in a specially designed chair.

Instead, Pete Egoscue, using the techniques and principles developed at his renowned clinic, shows you how to keep pointing and clicking for hours--pain free.

You'll learn how to:

Avoid or treat common but debilitating repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome
Recognize and remedy problems in posture and movement before they cause pain
Do easy-to-perform exercises at your desk to eliminate chronic hand, wrist, shoulder, back, and neck pain
Quickly and easily correct damaging patterns of motion
And much more

"Straight talk...brilliant insights...an important book for all of us." --James V. Kimsey, founding CEO and chairman emeritus of AOL Inc.

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
The PC--From Painful to Pain Freep. 1
Blaming the PC and repetitive motion isn't the answer
Muscle Mattersp. 9
The design of the human body is rugged enough to withstand nearly anything--except lack of motion
The Big Squeezep. 18
Skeletal misalignment hurts with or without a PC
Three Curves and You Walkp. 28
The spine's shape determines the shape of your health
Five E-Cise Piecesp. 43
An introduction to E-cise therapy
E-Cises for Those in Painp. 47
Hurting and in a hurry
E-cise Menu for Occasional Computer Usersp. 60
A little just-in-time therapy
E-cise Menu for Moderate Computer Usersp. 78
Ramping up the right way
E-cise Menu for Power PC Usersp. 100
Wired, worried, and what to do about it
Other Symptoms, Other Choicesp. 122
Feeling no pain
Breaking the Patterns of Painp. 131
How to avoid being locked in a motionless box
Just the Faqsp. 150
Move your body, not the keyboard or monitor
Desperate Measures--Surgery, Drugs, and Ergonomics--Don't Workp. 162
A billion dollars of good intentions gone bad
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9780553380521
ISBN-10: 0553380524
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 193
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 16.4  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1