Exercise is an important component in the overall treatment plan of neuromuscular disorders. As a client becomes physically fit, his mind opens to additional challenges an…Read More
How often have you given a cue and had a client respond, “Oh, now it makes sense!” or “Wow, that feels totally different!” or of course my favorite, “No one has ever told me that!” A well-directed cue that hits the mark can bring about a change immediately. In many cases the client has been taught the move before and has been corrected many times, but h…Read More
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Does your car practically steer itself to the nearest fast-food joint when you’re driving home from work? Are you on a first-name basis with the counter staff at your local hamburger haven? If so, take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone in the fast-food lane. These days, we’re all short on time and suckers for a quick meal.
Know, however, that you don&rsq…
instructor language dos and don’ts
Do talk about the body’s function, strength and flexibility.
Don’t focus on the body’s appearance.
Do choose action-oriented goals in class. Applaud…
Clients frequently ask how many calories they burn during exercise. How do you answer so they know how to calculate calories expended?
A common inquiry clients often make is, “How many calor…Read More
Teeny yogis and yoginis in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, are enjoying both yoga and meditation at their local daycare center and preschool, Wisdom and Wonders.
Tracey Thomas, yoga instructor and co-owner of the center, has been a daycare and grammar school teacher for over a…
Americans spend $2.95 billion per year on yoga classes and products, according to the second annual “Yoga in America” survey, sponsored by Yoga Journal. The study reported that 16.5 million Americans, about 7.5% of the adult population, now practice yoga.
Interestingly, 18- to 24-year-olds are the fastest-growing age group. Participants in this bracket increased…
The bones involved in ankle articulation include the tibia, fibula and talus. The tibia and fibula are the long bones of the lower leg; the fibula, a relatively thinner bone, is lateral to the tibia. These two bones are bound together by the ligaments and the interosseous membrane.Read More
BY CATHERINE FISCELLA, MSPT
The Ankle Joint
Anatomy, common injuries and postrehab strategies.
from the floor surface. Pronation involves abduction, eversion and some dorsiflexion, whereas supination involves adduction, inversion and plantar flexion (Moore 1992).
The bones involved in ankle articulation include the tibia, fibula and talus. The tibi…Read More
People who suffer from chronic insomnia tend to feel energized at night, both mentally and physically, so they find it difficult to wind down and fall asleep. A preliminary study published in Applied Psychophysiology Biofeedback (2004; , 269–78) evaluated the effect of daily yoga practice to determine whether it could lower levels of arousal and make it easier for subjects…Read More
Inspire the World to Fitness™
IDEA’s campaign unites our members with those of other organizations in a joint effort to reach out to nonexercisers. Our commitment is to provide you with information and sources so you can act locally.As more and more people fall prey to the deleterious effects of obesity, lawmakers seek ways …Read More
Major Moves is a mind-body class that focuses on stretching, …Read More
Sales & Marketing
By Colin Milner
Small Studio = Big Business
Learn how owners of private, independent personal fitness training studios can attract the burgeoning older-adult market. With more than 8,000 locations opened worldwide in just 9 years, Curves…
By Joe Dysart
Notebook Computer Buying Guide
Learn the ABCs of these PCs to find a costeffective computer that meets your needs. Thanks to the “faster, cheaper” mantra that has driven computer sales ever since the products first appeared on store shelves, a perfectly acceptable, light-duty notebook PC can be had these days for as little as $400. Granted, you won’t be able to launch the…
Training for Growth
By Sherri McMillan, MSc, and Alex McMillan
Ready, Set, Present!
To ensure success, follow these guidelines before each presentation.
Become Familiar With the Environment
Ask how the room will be set up. Will there be tables and chairs? Will the presentation be lecture style or “in the round”? Find out about any potential problems, such as distractions or poor acoustics, that …
By Kay L. Cross, MEd
Creating Effective Systems
Gain more time, focus and energy with streamlined processes for work and home. Current Time: 6:35 AM Required Time of Departure: 6:30 AM “Where in the heck are my keys! Honey, have you seen my car keys? Oh, I hate it when I do this!” The adrenaline is coursing through your veins and your stress is quickly soaring. You are already…