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Among Giants; Courageous Stories of Those Who Are Obese and Those Who Care for Them

362 pages3 hours


Among Giants offers profound insights into the lives of those who battle to achieve success over adversity. Sometimes the struggle is spiritual, physical and sometimes the struggle is discrimination or failed support systems. Readers will laugh and cry. Among Giants is a must-read for anyone who works with or is a person of size.

Among Giants articulates life lessons to a world often blinded by negative views of people of size. Never before has a complex health and social issue been so relevant for such a unique patient population. The subject is a front-page story: An evolving healthcare industry is scrambling to meet the needs of the fastest-growing patient population in history. Amazingly frank and positive, Among Giants expresses the humor and spirit demonstrated by so many patients of size.

Dionne’s Bariatric Body Types identifies predictive mobility patterns within each body type based upon cardio-pulmonary tolerance and mass distribution. Diversity is expressed as Apple Pannus, Apple Ascities, Pear Abduction, Pear Adduction, Gluteal Shelf, Posterior Adipose within two appropriate phases of care.

Failure to respect that greater diversity exist within the population of size can lead to misguided technique and catastrophic consequences for both the patient and caregiver.

This book features:
Dionne’s Egress Test
Performance Triad
Dionne’s Bariatric Body Types

Michael Dionne, founder of BariatricRehab and Choice Physical Therapy, Inc., located in Gainesville, GA, specializes in the care of dependent patients of size. Mr. Dionne has consulted throughout North America, Australia and in Europe. To date, he has worked with clients up to 1200 pounds.

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