Pain Relief: A Self-Care Guide by Z. Altug

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Feel Better – Try Pain Relief Strategies

Pain Relief: A Self-Care Guide is a practical eBook for anyone experiencing chronic pain.

The book provides 10 science-based sections to help reduce pain and improve the quality of your life under the supervision of your healthcare provider.

In Pain Relief, you will learn how to:

  • Let Lifestyle Medicine Help You
  • Optimize Your Nutrition
  • Find Enjoyable Exercises
  • Improve Your Sleep
  • Reduce Your Stress
  • Engage in Social Activities
  • Avoid Risky Substances
  • Find Happiness in the Healing Arts
  • Include More Outdoor Activities
  • Use Simple Self-Care Strategies

Author Bio:

Ziya “Z” Altug, PT, DPT, MS, OCS is a board-certified doctor of physical therapy with 32 years of clinical experience treating musculoskeletal injuries. He currently serves as an educational instructor based in Los Angeles, California.


Z received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh in 1989, Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Studies in 1985 and Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1983 from West Virginia University, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the College of St. Scholastica in 2015. Z is a long-standing member of the American Physical Therapy Association and a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He has attended workshops in yoga, tai chi, qigong, Pilates, Feldenkrais Method, and the Alexander Technique. 
 
Z is the author of the books Integrative Healing: Developing Wellness in the Mind and Body (2018), The Anti-Aging Fitness Prescription (2006), and Manual of Clinical Exercise Testing, Prescription, and Rehabilitation (1993). In 2020, he published the chapter Exercise, Dance, Tai Chi, Pilates, and Alexander Technique in The Handbook of Wellness Medicine. In 2021, he published Lifestyle Medicine for Chronic Lower Back Pain: An Evidence-Based Approach in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.

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