Moving Medicine: The Life and Work of Milton Trager 978-0882681962, 0882681966

Milton Trager first gained local fame as a muscular beach acrobat, boxer, and dancer in Miami, but as this biography rev

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Moving Medicine: The Life and Work of Milton Trager
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"Trager® work" is an innovative approach to movement re-education and rehabilitation, developed Ъу Milton Trager, M.D. during fifty years of private practice and taught to а growing number of students and Trager practitioners - now approximately two thousand - in the United States, Canada and Europe. Moving Medicine tells Milton Trager's story: How а scrappy street kid from Chicago stumЬled into а hidden talent for healing, and how he developed that natural gift into an effective and significant modality of bodywork, movement rehabilitation, and emotional integration. It is а truly inspirational tale, well told Ьу an author who has deeply explored both the man and the themes and principles underlying his work. Deane Juhan, from the Forward

Trager Psychophysical Integration, and Trager Mentastics®, its related system of exercises, comprise а profoundly simple approach to body movement that can end stressinduced tension and replace aches, pains and stiffness with pleasuraЬle sensations. The movements are easy to do, very gentle, and work for people of all ages and abilities, from athletes to the functionally impaired. They offer а graceful, free and energetic state and сап dramatically impact (and prevent) а wide range of ailments, from lower back pain to paralysis. Betty Fuller Founding Director of the Trager Institute

Moving Medicine

Milton in his eighties

Moving Medicine 1he Life and Work

ofMilton Trager, M.D.

Jack Liskin Forword Ъу Deane Juhan

Copyright © 1996 Ьу Jack Liskin All rights reserved. No part of this book may Ье reproduced or utilized in any form or Ьу any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or Ьу any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the Publisher. lst Printing 1996 2nd PrintingJuly, 2009, Published Ьу United States Trager Association

Design Ьу Susan Qyasha Typesetting Ьу Laurie DiFalco Photograph on page ii Ьу Ann DiGioia. Photograph on page 42 Ьу Joan Phillips. Photograph on page 66 Ьу Didier Marie. Photograph on page 154 Ьу Carla Anette. All other photographs are from Milton and Emily Trager's private collection. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Liskin,Jack. Moving Medicine: The Life and Work ofMilton Trager, M.D. / Jack Liskin. р.


lncludes Ьibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-88268-196-6 (cloth: alk. Paper) 1. Trager, Milton. 2. Physicians-United States-BiЬliography. 3. Massage. 1. Title. R154.Т672L55 1996 610'.92-dc20 [В] 96-31343 CIP

Printed in the U.S.A.

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