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The Stark Reality of Stretching
The Stark Reality of Stretching

The Stark Reality of Stretching

For All Activities and Every Sport Focusing on the Weight Bearing Muscles of the Lower Extremities


192 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: June 2012

ISBN 9780968360736

Rights: US & CA

Dr. Steven D. Stark Podiatric Corp. (Jun 2012)


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A comprehensive operator’s manual for the body, this newly updated guide provides the science, anatomy, precise definitions, and illustrations necessary for the proper application of knowledge to help keep the body healthy. It provides a current and concise understanding of why people should stretch, what a stretch is, and how to stretch properly. The accurate, science-based stretching information provided here will help prevent dangerous muscle imbalances and common, incorrect stretches that often cause or contribute to functional damage of the feet, knees, hips, pelvis, and spine.


“Dr. Stark, who specializes in biomechanics, is a savior to a range of active individuals.”  —Toronto Star

“Exposes the dangers of some well-known and often-used stretches.”  —Calgary Herald

Author Biography

Dr. Steven D. Stark was the first podiatrist appointed to the Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia. His medical practice specializes in the treatment and prevention of injuries that are the result of biomechanical problems caused by structural and functional changes. He lives in Surrey, British Columbia.