FLORENCE, OR – May 4, 2020 – Fitness and Biomechanics Specialist, Tracy Markley, is again championing the cause of stroke recovery with the launch of her new book, Stroke Recovery: Regaining Arm Movement.
Stroke Recovery: Regaining Arm Movement is a definitive guide designed to help stroke survivors to regain arm movement. Markley delves into the topic by sharing through illustrations the many movements of the shoulder joint and underscoring the importance of proper posture to build and maintain correct positioning of the shoulder girdle. The author shares a plethora of tips and exercises, specifically designed to improve posture and regain arm, hand and finger movements. But that’s not all. The book also features anatomy illustrations and provides and understanding of why specific exercises can work or cannot work.
Markley is the owner of Tracy’s Personal Training, Pilates and Yoga Studio and boasts over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry. She is the author of six books, plus a CEC Course on “Stroke Recovery and Exercise” for the fitness industry. Stroke Recovery: Regaining Arm Movement is the third in a series of books designed to help, guide and inspire stroke survivors to recovery. The first book, Dear Stroke You Suck: The Journey of a Fitness Trainer and a Stroke Survivor (formerly The Stroke of an Artist) was recently relaunched to include a new title, larger print and updated anatomy illustration. The second book, Stroke Recovery: What Now? When Physical Therapy Ends But Your Recovery Continues is a comprehensive manual that teaches the biomechanics of the body’s movements based on science and provides an understanding of why specific muscles must be strengthened before other movements in the body can improve. The book also features exercises for survivors and anyone who wants to improve stability when they stand and walk.
When asked about the motivation for writing her latest book, Markley explained: “Following the publication of the first two books, I received many messages from survivors asking me if I have a book just on arm and hand recovery. Since the Corona Virus has forced me to take time off from work, I used the opportunity to write this book.”
Losing the use of the arm/s is common among stroke survivors. Many also experience spasticity, stiffness and uncontrollable muscle tightness which further compounds the difficulty of arm movement. Sadly, for many stroke survivors around the globe, insurance does not provide enough visits for them to achieve optimum recovery. This result in thousands worldwide desperately seeking help to further their recovery. Unfortunately, the quest to find help these days is being compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With social distancing measures still in place to contain the spread of the Corona Virus, Stroke Recovery: Regaining Arm Movement is a timely resource for those who are unable to visit their therapists for recovery sessions. It is also a vital resource for fitness and physical therapists looking for reliable information to help clients recovering from stroke. The book is available in Kindle and paperback formats for a retail price of $7.95 and $14.95, respectively.