In Stroke Recovery, Rebuilding Arm Movements, Tracy share illustrations of the many muscles in the body that participate in the movement of the arm and exercises. In many cases, stroke recovery patients do not receive enough physical therapy to help them reach the full potential in their stroke recovery. This leaves many stroke survivors seeking help from other sources, such as personal trainers, Pilates teachers, and other professionals in the fitness communities.
Tracy believes when a survivor gains more knowledge of muscles and movement and why specific exercises need to be practiced, it leads to a stronger recovery. Did you know that the biceps and triceps muscles also attach at the scapula? The Scapula is the shoulder blade. Did you now that the chest muscles help move the arm and round the shoulder forward? Did you know that the nerves that transport the message for arm, hand and finger movements come out of the spinal cord at the upper back and neck vertebrae?
In Stroke Recovery Regaining Arm Movement, Tracy brings hope, knowledge and exercises that can assist a survivor in the healing of their arm, hand and fingers. She has included anatomy illustrations and several exercises in this book. This book is filled with important information to help a survivor while in physical therapy, as well as guide in continued recovery when physical therapy has ended. This is also a great learning source for fitness and physical therapy professionals. Tracy teaches the importance of having strong core, spine and back muscles to maintain proper posture. Proper posture is essential to build and maintain the correct positioning of the shoulder girdle. We all have a shoulder girdle and a shoulder joint. The arm moves in several directions through the shoulder joint. You will learn exercises and tips for posture and to regain arm, hand and finger movements.