Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:59:46 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Exercise prescription for peripheral artery disease <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Walking exercise is particularly beneficial for helping PAD patients with claudication to improve their walking ability, although all types of exercise are beneficial for general cardiovascular health. </div> </div> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 06:08:00 +0000 Treatment, control, and management of hypertension <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> The overarching goal in the treatment, control, and management of hypertension is to reduce the risk of CVD morbidity and mortality. </div> </div> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 05:58:00 +0000 Prevention and treatment of abnormal blood glucose before and after exercise <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Blood glucose levels should be monitored before an exercise session to determine whether the person can safely begin exercising, especially someone using insulin or selected glucose-lowering oral agents. </div> </div> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 05:53:00 +0000 Learn this exercise: pelvic curl <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> This is usually one of the first exercises I teach to patients, as it is relatively simple yet emphasizes the correct recruitment of the core, articulation of the spine, mobilization of the pelvic region, and coordination of the breath pattern with movement. </div> </div> Tue, 26 Jun 2018 04:01:00 +0000 Why Pilates works in injury rehab and prevention <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Pilates is a great tool to assist or even enhance a physiotherapy program when someone is recovering from an injury. </div> </div> Tue, 26 Jun 2018 03:56:00 +0000 What is the center? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> In Pilates, centering yourself means more than finding your center of gravity; it means uniting body, mind, and spirit. (Isacowitz 2014, 9) </div> </div> Tue, 26 Jun 2018 03:50:00 +0000 Nonverbal communication: understanding the unspoken <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> The ICF core competency of active listening encompasses both what is and is not said. </div> </div> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:31:00 +0000 Creating a safe space <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Has someone ever approached you with a perplexing human drama or an all-consuming problem? Most of us have been present for friends, family, or even relative strangers who simply needed to talk about their experiences and wanted nothing more than for us to listen. </div> </div> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:30:00 +0000 Learn the 10 strategies suggested for various stages of change <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> According to the American Psychological Association (2012), adopting effective strategies for change improves the likelihood of success (see What Americans Think of Willpower). </div> </div> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:24:00 +0000 Winning Mindsets and Sustaining Excellence <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Winning can change coach, player and team mindset from the positive drive that brought success into a negative weakness that fails to sustain further achievement. </div> </div> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 10:37:00 +0000 Protect yourself and your players <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> Your biggest administrative duty is dealing with the medical side of sports. </div> </div> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 07:59:00 +0000 How applied sport mechanics can help you <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> This benefit is the most important one you’ll get from reading Applied Sport Mechanics. This text will help you develop a basic understanding of mechanics, and by using this knowledge you will be able to distinguish between efficient and inefficient movements in an athlete’s technique. </div> </div> Sun, 10 Jun 2018 08:59:00 +0000 Rotational resistance and deceleration for injury-free swings <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> The movements that make the golf swing unique also make it challenging. The swing begins with the golfer at a standstill, feet and pelvis perpendicular to the target. </div> </div> Sun, 10 Jun 2018 05:42:00 +0000 What is plantar fasciitis? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Plantar fasciitis can be such a painful condition that it often prevents any running at all. This sheet of fibrous tissue runs between the metatarsal heads and its insertion in the calcaneus (next to the Achilles tendon). </div> </div> Sun, 03 Jun 2018 08:43:00 +0000 Keeping the head out of tackling <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> The importance of keeping your head out of tackling has been proven. AYF’s standard of shoulder tackling accomplishes a "Head Out" policy. If you want to have a good defensive team, you must teach your defensive players how to tackle. </div> </div> Sun, 03 Jun 2018 04:32:00 +0000