By Catherine Fiscella, MS
Golfing After Total Hip Replacement
Understanding this surgery and how to tailor a postrehab training program for it will prepare you and your active client for success.
ach year, more than 850,000 total hip replacements are performed worldwide. The number continues to grow, and the patient population continues to diversify. According to the American Ac...
By Carrie Myers Smith
Postmastectomy clientele need personal trainer expertise and specific exercises to restore their vital function and reinforce self-confidence.
ccording to the American Cancer Society, this year an estimated 192,000 women will be diagnosed with new cases of breast cancer. Almost all of these women will undergo some form of breast surg...
By Len Kravitz, PhD
Low-Back Stability Training
n the fitness world today, the terms core function, core strength, and core stability have found their way into exercise program design. For example, clients are now in need of exercises for the critical torso muscles (transverse abdominis and multifidus muscles), posture/ spinal assessments, training movements to correct muscl...
COPY AND DISTRIBUTE TO YOUR CLIENTS
here are nearly 80 million baby boomers in the United States alone, and according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, sports-related injuries among boomers increased by one-third in the 1990s. An estimated 1 million adults ages 35 to 54 sustained athletic injuries requiring medical attention in 1998. When you're on the injured list,...
Postrehab Training Proves Profitable
Ouch! As baby boomers grow older, many are experiencing at least one chronic injury. They may undergo surgery or physical therapy to help relieve pain. After they're released from therapy, however, many still need specialized attention regarding an exercise program. That's where the fitness community is stepping in. In the 2000 IDEA Personal Training Trendwatch, postrehabilitation training emerged as a definite growth area.
Fascia has been enjoying the limelight as one of the hottest topics in the fitness industry. But after the dust has settled, will fitness and wellness professionals still be scratching their heads and wondering, "Okay, great, it’s important, but what do I do with it?"newsletter_teaser: Fascia has been enjoying the limelight as one of the hottest topics in the fitness industry. But after the dust has settled, will fitness and wellness professionals still be scratching their heads and wondering, “Okay, great, it’s important, but what do I do with it?”
Fitness professionals may work in concert with a physical therapist to encourage a client to engage in “prehab” to maintain or enhance his strength preoperatively for knee or hip arthroplasty. (Shakoor et al. 2010). Pain is often a limiting factor, and it may be difficult for the client to participate in even the most basic daily activities. Below are a few suggested exercises.
Isometric quadriceps sets. Lie on back with legs extended. Tighten quads and push knee into mat/surface. Hold 10 seconds. Do 10 repetitions, 5 times per day.
Reiki, a form of Japanese energy healing, may help women with cancer to improve their quality of life. University of Huddersfield researchers, in Huddersfield, England, conducted an exploratory, qualitative study of Reiki experiences among women living with cancer. Serena McCluskey, PhD, a senior research fellow in the university’s Centre of Applied Psychological and Health Research and a Reiki practitioner, said, “Due to more effective methods of diagnosis and treatment, people are living longer with cancer and it is now often classed as a long-term condition.
In February 2006, Danny Strong was on top of the world. After years of working as a gym manager, he had opened his own personal training gym, making his dream a reality. The husband and father was also eager to welcome a second child into the family. A month after receiving the keys to his new facility, he took his family on a trip to visit his godmother. While on the road, Strong lost control of his vehicle and was hit by a tractor-trailer traveling at full speed. His pregnant wife, Sandra Urbano Strong, was killed instantly.
Rolling rules! The popularity of self-massage techniques has grown rapidly in the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down. Should you do it? And if you should—then how, when, and why?newsletter_teaser: Rolling rules! The popularity of self-massage techniques has grown rapidly in the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down. Should you do it? And if you should—then how, when and why?