Instant Relief

Tell Me Where It Hurts and I'll Tell You What to Do

By Peggy W. Brill; Susan Suffes
(Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553585476, 221pp.)

Publication Date: December 26, 2007

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A renowned physical therapist helps you get rid of your pain in just 10 seconds.

In this one-of-a-kind book, Peggy Brill, acclaimed author of The Core Program, shows you how to find relief from chronic and everyday aches and pains as well as all those stress-related pains that can attack so suddenly—whether you’re at work, in a car or a plane, at home with your kids, recovering from surgery, or relaxing in bed. Instant Relief provides 100 clearly illustrated, easy-to-do 10-second exercises that provide immediate therapy for every part of your body—from your head to your toes.

• Does your upper body ache after hours of hunching over a report due by the end of the day?

Try doing the Brill Chicken. For extra relief,there’s the Dead Brill Chicken.

• Desperate to get rid of that tension headache?

Try the Tongue Press, the Ear Tug, the Cheek Release, or the Scalp Glide.

• Is your lower back killing you?

Do the Pelvic Rock or the Pelvic Clock.

• Feel those calves cramping up again?

Do the Ankle Pump.

• Need something to relieve your aching feet?

Try the Foot Dome, the Toe Lift, or a simple self-massage.

• Does your knee hurt when you walk downstairs?

Do the Squeeze and Step.

About the Author
Peggy Brill is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy who has a private practice and also maintains offices in the corporate headquarters of Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston, all in Manhattan. Her first book, The Core Program: 15 Minutes a Day That Can Change Your Life, which was launched on the"Today"show and became a national word-of-mouth hardcover success, is a Bantam Trade Paperback on sale in January 2003.

Peggy Wachterhauser Brill, P.T, . is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. Her private practice, Brill Physical Therapy, also offers her services to executives at two Wall Street firms, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Peggy Brill has presented her books and her work to the Today Show, CBS Special Report, CNN's "Unusual People in Business," Fortune's Most Powerful Women in Business, the California Governor's Conference, Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, and Duke University men's basketball team. Peggy has also been featured in numerous magazines - "Vogue," "Shape," "Prevention," "Fortune," "Bottomline Health," and "Fitness," The author of The Core Program: 15 Minutes a Day That Can Change Your Life," "and Instant Relief: Tell Me Where It Hurts and I'll Tell You What To Do. Peggy lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
Susan Suffes is a writer and editor who lives in New York City.
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