Should Pain Be A Reason To Stop Therapeutic Exercise Management Of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain?

The burden of musculoskeletal disorders Musculoskeletal disorders are disorders or injuries that affect structures of movement. These biomechanical structures include bone, muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, and other connective tissues. Examples of Musculoskeletal disorders include back pain, neck tension, tendonitis, strains or sprains of muscle/tendon/ligament, degenerative disc disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus…

Exercise To Reduce Progression Of Scoliosis

Knowledge of Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is controversial and incomplete; however, there is enough information out there for patients and parents to make an informed decision about management options. The list below offers noninvasive and surgical options: 1,2 Observation Specific education Awareness of postural defects Ergonomics Exercise Encourages active spinal movements over passive movements Postural…

MET NEAT To Help You Control Your Weight

Our bodies are continually expending energy to stay alive even WITHOUT exercising. The basic functions that expend energy include: breathing, circulation of blood, digesting or physical movement. All of which, interestingly, burns calories or kilocalories. This energy expenditure process is called resting metabolic rate. The variables that influence your metabolic rate vary individually involve: age,…

Wolff’s Law & Exercise

“Bone is a dynamic organ, tightly regulated by a multitude of homeostatic controls, including genetic and environmental factors.”1 Wolff’s law = Morphogenesis “Wolff’s law theorizes that repetitive loading of bone will cause adaptive responses enabling the bone to better cope with these loads.”1 “Smaller loads are unlikely to lead to adaptation of morphology. The highest…

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A.C.C.E.S.S. Osteoporosis Risk Factors

“An estimated 50% of Caucasian women and 20% of Caucasian men older than 50 years will experience a fragility fracture in their lifetime.”1 Skeleton Bone is a dynamic living tissue made up of minerals (such as calcium and phosphorus) that undergo continuous remodeling through repeated cycles of bone formation and resorption of bone to keep…

Exercise For Stroke Victims

Stroke survivors experience physical deconditioning and lead sedentary lifestyles.1 Evidence supports the benefits of aerobic and strength training exercise for stroke survivors1 Benefits of Exercise for Stroke Survivors: Improve cardiovascular fitness2 Improve physical function, eg walking ability3 Improve depressive symptoms4 Improves quality of life5 Improved aspects of executive functioning and memory6 Reduces the risk for…