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contraindicated exercises

Top 10 Contraindicated Exercises

One of the many benefits of research is that we learn to fine tune exercises, so that they are not only effective, but also safe. Unfortunately, many exercise instructors do not update their knowledge; they continue to teach outdated movements that are known as contraindicated exercises.

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Helping the Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Client: Post Therapy and Beyond

Helping the Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Client: Post Therapy and Beyond

Osteoarthritis(OA), the most common form of arthritis, a potentially devastating joint disease, affecting some 27 million adults per year and is on the rise. OA typically occurs in the hands, spine and hips affecting a multitude of joints particularly the knees.1 Obtaining a detailed history by the physician, via x-ray, where individuals will complain of symptoms of stiffness, low-grade inflammation and pain, makes diagnosis.

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Acromioplasty vs. Rotator Cuff Repair

Acromioplasty vs. Rotator Cuff Repair

The shoulder is one of the most complicated joints, having the ability to move in six different motions. The shoulder is therefore susceptible to injury because of potential trauma, overuse or degeneration requiring potential surgery. Two of the most common surgical procedures for the shoulder are acromioplasty and rotator cuff repair.

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Dying Tan

Dying Tan

Picture yourself on a white sandy beach. A slight sea breeze sprays a mist of salt water across your face and over the crowded beach. You’re at the mecca for the area’s best bikini contest, Coconuts on the Beach, Cocoa Beach, Florida. It’s 10 a.m. and like a Thanksgiving turkey, you’ve planned to baste your day away in the heat of the sun.

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