If you're one of the 50 per cent of Americans who suffer some kind of back ailment, this international leader in the new science of "movement therapy" has simple exercises that can help all but the most serious and chronic problems. This program brings together rehabilitation, stabilization, and the prevention of back pain and strain. Start by getting better acquainted with your back, especially your joints and muscles, to see how they work, and the dozens of ways they serve you. Then try a variety of stretching exercises, shown in color photos that cover every move, including bends and sit-ups, from standing, sitting, and lying positions. Some exercises focus on specific goals such as straightening the back, strengthening the hips, pelvis, and trunk, and firming the breast muscular system, while others deal with posture and pregnancy. 80 pages (all in color), 6 5/8 x 8 5/8.