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Understanding and recommending exercise for clients with joint replacements

Understanding and recommending exercise for clients with joint replacements

Joint replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty) involves replacement of part (e.g., articular cartilage) or all of a damaged or arthritic joint with a metal, plastic, or ceramic prosthesis in order to return the joint to normal pain-free movement. read more
Professional opportunities for those training special populations

Professional opportunities for those training special populations

The exercise professional with expertise in the training of special populations (via formal education and professional certifications) is properly positioned to meet the growing need for professionals with appropriate background in this area. read more
Tips for eating right after exercise

Tips for eating right after exercise

Athletes need to be reminded about the importance of fueling after exercise and making this a priority. Make sure that before they shower, text message, put on the i-Pod, or drive home from practice, they eat to replete! read more
Learn basic squat form and variations

Learn basic squat form and variations

The squat is a knee-dominant movement that involves deep flexion in the knees and hips. Exercises that fit in this category work the quadriceps and erector spinae to a high degree. read more
Yoga styles and sample sessions

Yoga styles and sample sessions

Like any organized physical activity, a comprehensive yoga class follows a certain structure, which allows the class to flow smoothly and logically. In the case of yoga, the class must be balanced and provide a variety of poses in a manner that facilitates harmony in students’ physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. read more
Developing a positive team culture

Developing a positive team culture

Think back to a time when you worked hard, had fun, learned a lot, and achieved at a high level. What characterized that environment? What characterized the relationships you had with your peers? Your leader? Seldom do people look back and recall these times as easy, but they also don’t describe them as negative. read more
Unique Features of Exercise Testing in Children

Unique Features of Exercise Testing in Children

The approach to clinical exercise testing of children and adolescents differs from that of the laboratory dedicated to testing adults. read more
Determining Functional Capacity

Determining Functional Capacity

In summary, our quest is to determine children’s functional capacity so they can engage in physical activity for all of the benefits exercise provides. We want to be safe and prudent in our recommendation for increasing activity, certainly when a child has a condition that may limit the level of exercise. read more
Clinical Exercise Testing

Clinical Exercise Testing

Exercise stress testing in adults, eventually supplemented by radionuclide angiography and postexercise echocardiography, rapidly became accepted as a standard component of the diagnostic armamentarium, not only for coronary artery disease but also for an assortment of other clinical issues surrounding dysrhythmias, hypertension, and cardiac function. read more
Asthma

Asthma

Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children, affecting nearly 7 million (9.3% of) U.S. children. It is characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways, which contributes to airway hyperreactivity, and by episodic or in more severe cases, persistent airway obstruction and respiratory symptoms. read more
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