In Introducing the Core: Demystifying the Body of an Athlete, author Dr William C. Meyers explains how the core functions.

Through stories from his work in locker rooms, the operating room, and the playing fields of elite athletes, Meyers offers readers a thorough understanding of the core’s widespread influence on athleticism and the human anatomy.

Published by SLACK Incorporated’s Health Care Books and Journals Division, the book also features contributions from more than 40 world-renowned expert contributors in the specialties of orthopedics, athletic training, and sports medicine.

The book dissects the events that led Meyers and his research team to their new appreciation of this anatomy and offers insight into the many causes of pelvic pain. The book also emphasizes the fact that a wide spectrum of professionals treat the core—from traditional surgeons to alternative therapists, a media release from SLACK Incorporated explains.

“Strength, power, and endurance all flow from the core. This book, and the work Bill Meyers has done in the field, will bring good core health to the forefront and help everyone—elite athletes and others,” says Michael William Krzyzewski, head men’s basketball coach at Duke University.

“To understand the core, you must put on new eyes. The core is like family. To go forward, your family must stay together,” adds NFL running back Marshawn Lynch, in support of Meyers and the book.

“Even in baseball, injury patterns in the shoulder and elbow are related to core imbalance. This book has been needed for a long time. Bill has helped the idea of core strength become more popular, and this book could be what is needed to get it more attention,” shares James Rheuben Andrews, MD, the release continues.

“With the publication of Introducing the Core, SLACK Books continues its charge to provide medical and allied health care professionals with cutting-edge information that will impact patient care,” says Peter Slack, president of the company, in a media release.

“Dr Meyers’ unique way of approaching these injuries has the potential to save a lot of high school and professional athletes’ careers, and we’re pleased to help him spread his message,” he adds.

[Source(s): SLACK Incorporated, PRWeb]