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Lifestyle Medicine Book (upcoming in 2022)

The Lifestyle Medicine Practioner's Guide to Managing Back Pain, by Ziya ("Z") Altug, is in preparation for Healthy Learning for publication in 2022. The book will provide practical insights and programs for managing back pain with exercise, nutrition, stress and sleep management, social connectedness, avoidance of risky substances, inclusion of nature-based activities and utilization of expressive therapies.

Integrative Healing Book Cover


Integrative Wellness Book

Integrative Healing, by Ziya ("Z") Altug, will help readers incorporate both the Eastern and Western approach to wellness. The book promotes an active lifestyle by suggesting methods like yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Qigong, the Feldenkrais Method, and the Alexander Technique.

Integrative Healing Book Cover


Book Chapter

Ziya ("Z") Altug authored Chapter 25: Exercise, Dance, Tai Chi, Pilates, and Alexander Technique

The Handbook of Wellness Medicine


Physiopedia Pages


Medbridge Blogs



ACLM - Lifestyle Medicine for Chronic Lower Back Pain

Lifestyle Medicine for Chronic Lower Back Pain
American College of Lifsetyle Medicine
2021:Vol. 15, No. 4 Article

OPTP - Constipation and Low Back Pain

Constipation and Low Back Pain in an Athlete, 2016

OPTP - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, 2015

NSCA - Resistance Exercise

Resistance Exercise to Improve Cognitive Function, 2014