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Prehabilitation Strengthening Exercises for Knee and Hip Arthroplasty

December 18, 2014

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.

KNEE ARTHROPLASTY
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.

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Total Joint Replacement: Knee and Hip

October 15, 2014

Mr. Brown is a 68-year-old retired postal worker who stays active with golf and tennis, but he complains of severe pain and swelling in his left knee, which he cannot straighten completely. The pain limits his ability to do the things he loves, but he is otherwise comfortable during daily activities. Based on X-rays and a clinical exam, Mr. Brown has symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

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Pilates for Golfers

December 22, 2011

If you’ve worked with golfers (or those who aspire to play), you know the game is not just for leisure seekers. Golf requires force, flexibility and control. Golfers can benefit greatly from working with a Pilates professional who understands not only how the body works but how the right movements address specific needs on the green.

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Sample Sequence: Pilates for Golfers

March 7, 2011

If you’ve worked with golfers (or those who aspire to play), you know the game is not just for leisure seekers. Golf requires force, flexibility and control. In addition to the sheer physicality involved in carrying a heavy golf bag for 18 holes and leaning over dozens of putts each fairway outing, the actual swing is a delicate balance between freedom of movement and body control. Golfers can find great benefit from working with a Pilates professional who understands not only how the body works but how the right movements address specific needs on the green.

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How to Develop a Questionnaire

March 25, 2010

Wouldn’t it be great to know exactly what your clients want and need from you? If you are like most Pilates studio owners, you probably can’t invest a lot of money in complex statistical computer models or market research to gather data about your clientele. However, you should still collect this information on your own. For gathering data about your customers and their programming needs, there are many vehicles, including focus groups, experimental research or questionnaires.

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Physiology Refresher

March 31, 2008

You can probably remember studying for
your certification exam: What is the difference between a strain and a sprain?
a tendon and a ligament? an artery and a vein? the sympathetic and the
parasympathetic nervous systems? After the exam was over, you probably used or
heard these words yet forgot the exact medical definitions, the precise
functions or even the distin…

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The Scoop on Running Injuries

November 30, 2007

Running places extraordinary demands on an athlete’s body. Injuries can happen in many places, including the feet, shins, knees and hips. Designing a program that helps runners avoid or recuperate from common injuries is a great way to market your services. This month’s column will focus on three injuries that runners frequently encounter: iliotibial band syndromeli…

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The Scoop on Running Injuries

October 31, 2006

PREVENTION

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POSTREHAB
BY CATHERINE LOGAN, MSPT

The Scoop on Running Injuries
Help runners to avoid common injuries–and to cope with them when they do occur.
Running places extraordinary demands on an athlete’s body. Injuries can happen in many places, including the feet, shins, knees and hips. Designing a program that helps runners avoid or recuperate from common injuries is a great way to ma…

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