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Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise

January 31, 2006




Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise
There is no reason for a “pregnant pause” in your healthy pre/ postnatal client’s exercise program.
Your pregnant clients may not be up to training for their first triathlon, but they don’t have to skip their workouts altogether. In fact, consistent exercise will help clients as they prepare for childbirth and, la…

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The Elbow Joint

September 30, 2005

The elbow is a “hinge” joint formed by the distal end of the humerus and the proximal ends of the radius and ulna bones. The elbow moves into flexion and extension. The trochlea and capitulum of the humerus articulate with the trochlear notch of the ulna and the radial head, respectively.
The specific articulations of the elbow joint include the humeroulnar and humeroradial…

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The Ankle Joint

May 31, 2005

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.

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The Lumbar Spine

April 30, 2005

Anatomy Review

The spinal cord begins as an extension of the brain. It is surrounded by the bony vertebral column, which acts as a protective mechanism. Any information (sensory or motor) that the brain needs to relay to the body travels via the spinal cord. Fortunately, the spinal cord is protected by vertebrae, so spinal-cord injuries are not common, and most …

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The hip abductor recumbent bike

February 28, 2005

Anatomy Review

The structure of the hip joint consists of the acetabulum (socket) and the femoral head (ball). The acetabulum is the socket in the pelvis formed by three innominate bones: the ilium, the ischium and the pubis. The socket faces la…

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The Knee Joint

December 31, 2004

Knee injuries are among the most common complaints of individuals involved in sports and fitness activities.

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Using Foam Rollers in the Fitness Setting

August 31, 2004

Foam rollers have long been used in rehabilitation clinics as a multipurpose tool to improve core stability, balance, proprioception, soft-tissue mobility and body awareness. Now these versatile devices are being seen in Pilates mat classes, weight rooms, athletic training centers, physical therapy clinics and yoga studios.

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Yoga, Pilates & Golf

April 30, 2004

Tight chest muscles. Reduced flexibility in the torso. Strained shoulders and a sore back. Unfortunately, that’s the description of many amateur and weekend golfers. Golfers habitually bend and twist, bend and twist—all the while straining their backs and shoulders, forming muscle imbalances and inviting injury.

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Training Young Athletes With Shoulder Injuries

December 31, 2003

Just when you think there is no way athletes can break current records, they do—and the athletes doing so get younger and younger. At one time NBA draft picks who had yet to finish college grabbed all the headlines, but now teenage players like LeBron James sell out college and pro arenas across the country…

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