Action Plan for Arthritis: Your Guide to Pain-Free Movement

Action Plan for Arthritis: Your Guide to Pain-Free Movement

By: A. Lynn Millar (author)Paperback

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This guide helps readers determine the type and extent of exercise they need to counteract the pain, limitations, and expense associated with arthritis. Developed in co-operation with the American College of Sports Medicine, "Action Plan for Arthritis" is a complete and effective guide. Inside you will find: strength training, flexibility, and aerobic training programs; guidance in customizing the programs based on your level of fitness and degree of arthritis; joint-friendly exercise options, including water exercise, tai chi, and yoga; and real-life motivation stories from others who are thriving with the same condition. Readers will also find information on the pros and cons of supplement use so that they can make informed decisions about the "cures" advertised for arthritis.

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About Author

A. Lynn Millar, PT, PhD, FACSM, is professor of physical therapy and assistant program chair in the department of physical therapy at Andrews University. She received her PhD in exercise physiology at Arizona State University. She specializes in therapeutic exercise for several conditions including arthritis. Her areas of research include work with track athletes, injury prevention and treatment, and other therapy-related topics.

Millar first joined the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in 1978 and has been a fellow of the ACSM since 1992. She has been involved extensively in the Midwest Regional Chapter of the ACSM, having served as the president as well as serving on the Communications and Public Information and Membership committees. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Millar has served as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) and ACSM's flagship journal, Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise (MSSE).

Millar lives in Granger, Indiana, and enjoys playing golf, running, and reading.


The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles for people around the globe through scientific research, education, and the practical application of knowledge in sports medicine and exercise science. The ACSM has more than 20,000 international, national, and regional members in 80 countries who work in a range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines. This diversity and expertise make the ACSM the largest, most-respected sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.


Living and thriving with arthritis; putting together an exercise programme; adding aerobic activity; building strength; pursuing pain-free flexibility; exploring alternative exercise programmes; protecting your joints; staying on track.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/08/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780736046510
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780736046510
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 0736046518

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