The more you know . . .
the better your health and life.

Your Body Book helps you stay healthy and heal when injured or in pain. It provides information about your body, specifically the musculoskeletal system β€” muscles, bones, and joints.

Not only is β€œThe head bone connected to the neck bone . . .” but every system in the body is interconnected. Your physical body is intimately related to your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

This body book is written for you by an orthopedic manual physical therapist, trained in assessing and treating musculoskeletal problems, with over 30 years of hands-on experience. Your Body Book includes a head-to-toe review of the body, identifies problems and solutions to decrease pain and swelling, offers health tips, and recommends exercises to restore motion, improve strength, and promote healing.

This book provides general health information.
Consult qualified professionals with specific health issues.


I. The Body: Head to Toe

Head-to-toe review of the body and how to care for muscles, bones, and joints, including the neck, shoulders, and back.

II. Problems and Solutions

Problems/solutions to decrease pain and swelling, restore motion, and promote healing including…

How to make a rice sock
Pour about two pounds of uncooked rice in a long sock; tie/sew to close. Heat in microwave about two minutes, or until comfortably warm. A rice sock can be frozen as well and used as an ice pack. Use day and night as needed to provide support and for pain relief.)

III. Health Tips

Health tips for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits,
including sleep and travel tips

IV. Exercise

Let Skellie show you exercises you can do to:

  • Decrease pain
  • Improve flexibility, balance, strength, and function
  • Improve quality of life

You can do these exercises quickly, and easily.

Glossary and Index Included

This delightful and concise little book speaks clearly to the reader (and user). It does not belabor the subject but rather puts useful information readily at the hands of those who will benefit from it.

– Kathryn Boranian; Registered Nurse