We all know walking is great exercise. But how many people realize that walking even slightly askew (with movements that are repeated thousands of tunes a day) can cause an incredible amount of damage? Damage that may not be apparent until years of accumulated bad habits lead to greater vulnerability, severe pain and possible injury. In Walk Yourself Well, Sherry Brourman, a physical therapist with 25 years of experience and whose clients include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, Paul M. Glaser, Ekaterina Gordeeva, and Al Joyner, shows how to free oneself from structural damage by using corrective walking techniques and simple exercises -- and without unnecessary surgery, drugs or bedrest.
Walk Yourself Well shows readers how to use the body's natural motions to restore proper alignment and allow the body to strengthen in all the right places and remove pain and heal all by itself. Brourman's Primary Movement Balancing program is fully illustrated, in an instructional format anyone can use at home. Brourman also shows how to introduce the same methods into daily activities, not just walking -- replacing painful patterns with healing ways to move, and enabling readers to develop healthier habits of movement.