Exercise

Motor control exercises reduces pain and disability in chronic and recurrent low back pain: a meta-analysis

Byström MG, Rasmussen-Barr E, Grooten WJ.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Mar 15;38(6):E350-8. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31828435fb. SOURCE:  Department of Neurobiology, Division of Physiotherapy Caring Sciences, and Society, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden. STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. OBJECTIVE:  To determine the short-term, intermediate, and long-term effectiveness of MCE, with regard to pain and disability, in […]

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Physical activity, physical fitness, and exercise therapy in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Houghton K. Phys Sportsmed. 2012 Sep;40(3):77-82. doi: 10.3810/psm.2012.09.1979. SOURCE:  British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. khoughton@cw.bc.ca. Arthritis in childhood can be associated with low levels of physical activity and poor physical fitness. Children with arthritis may have decreased aerobic and anaerobic fitness, muscle weakness, low bone mass, and low bone strength. Suboptimal physical […]

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Recommendations and the state of the evidence for physical activity interventions for adults with rheumatoid arthritis: 2007 to present

Iversen MD, Brawerman M, Iversen CN. Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, 6 Robinson Hall, Room 301C, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA ; Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA ; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are twice as likely […]

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Development and evaluation of a video exercise program for locomotive syndrome in the elderly

Hashizume H, Yoshimura N, Nagata K, Miyazaki N, Ishimoto Y, Nishiyama R, Oka H, Yamada H, Yoshida M.  Mod Rheumatol. 2013 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print]   Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama City, Wakayama, 649-6122, Japan, hashizum@wakayama-med.ac.jp. OBJECTIVES:  To develop and evaluate an exercise program that the elderly could […]

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Effect of Therapeutic Exercise on Pain and Disability in the Management of Chronic Nonspecific Neck Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials

Bertozzi L, Gardenghi I, Turoni F, Villafañe JH, Capra F, Guccione AA, Pillastrini P.  Phys Ther. 2013 May 9. [Epub ahead of print] L. Bertozzi, PT, School of Physical Therapy, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.   BACKGROUND: Given the prevalence of chronic nonspecific neck pain (CNSNP) internationally, attention has increasingly been paid […]

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The effects of exercise training on fitness, mobility, fatigue, and health related quality of life among adults with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review to inform guideline development

Latimer-Cheung AE, Pilutti LA, Hicks AL, Martin Ginis KA, Fenuta A, Mackibbon KA, Motl RW.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 May 10. pii: S0003-9993(13)00361-4. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.04.020. [Epub ahead of print] School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Electronic address: amy.latimer@queensu.ca. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of evidence surrounding the effects of […]

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Exercise Research: Women’s Health

Changes in function and disability after resistance training: does velocity matter?: a pilot study. Sayers SP, Bean J, Cuoco A, LeBrasseur NK, Jette A, Fielding RA. Human Physilogy Laboratory, Department of Health Science, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Aug;82(8):605-13. Objective: To compare the effects of high- and low-velocity […]

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Energy expenditure during walking with weight-bearing control (WBC) orthosis in thoracic level of paraplegic patients.

Design: Comparative study of the effectiveness of walking exercise with a newly developed gait orthosis, the weight-bearing control (WBC) orthosis, for thoracic level of paraplegic patients. Objective: To test its feasibility as a rehabilitation alternative for paraplegic patients, the energy consumption and cost during walking with WBC were calculated and compared with the values of […]

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Involvement in Special Olympics and its relations to self-concept and actual competency in participants with developmental disabilities.

The current study examined the relations among components of a physical activity program, Special Olympics (SO), and the self-concepts (i.e., perceived physical competence, social acceptance, and general self-worth) and adaptive behaviors of individuals with developmental disabilities. This research can assist in the development of theoretical models of how physical activity programs can be implemented to […]

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Assisted workouts: starting my own workout program.

As an undergraduate student with cerebral palsy, I found it difficult to achieve my goal of starting a regular exercise program at my school, the University of Central Florida. However, when I started a program called Assisted Workouts in spring 2003. the struggle proved to be well worth it. The program is not only beneficial […]

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