Our Best Christmas Book
- Wednesday, 21 December, 2011
Walker starts with explaining what can go wrong and how professionals diagnose the problem - and there is a section on prevention and well as a guide to surgery techniques and the like.
Understand this first part of the book and you will have a pretty good idea of what has happened - or is going wrong - and the options that are available to help you have a better knee once again.
Part II of the book is all about injury management and rehabilitation - once you understand the importance of the first three minutes after something has gone wrong you could well save yourself lots of prolonged sitting out on your golf game.
Then its into the 'meat' of all the conditions that you could have - a real hypochondriacs' bun fight. Each issue is accompanied by a diagram and then causes, symptoms, complications, treatment (especially stuff to do immediately), rehabilitation and finally a long-term prognosis.
Look out for the guide on practical stretching and mobility exercises - lots of the top quality sketches that mark out how good this and its sister publications are.
You do need to read and use the whole book to get the most out of the advice on offer and its always the safest option to seek the advice of a medical or conditioning professional. When doing exercises, again if in any doubt you should get professional help. That said, this book is extremely thorough and will help you understand what has gone wrong, why its happened, and prompt you to do some simple things that will help your knees perform at their most mechanically efficient.
'Treat Your Own Knees' - A self-help treatment plan to fully rehabilitate 26 common knee injuries and conditions - is published by Lotus Publishing
Its ISBN No is 978-1-905367-21-4 and its priced £ 10.99 and is available from all good book stores or on-line retailers