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Reliability, Validity, and Responsiveness of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale for Inpatients of an Orthopaedic Ward2023-05-27T08:54:56-08:00
The Course of Resistance Training-Induced Muscle Hypertrophy in the Elderly2023-05-27T08:55:23-08:00
The Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy and Their Application to Resistance Training2023-05-27T08:55:28-08:00
The Daily Adjustable Progressive Resistance Exercise System: Getting Reacquainted With an Old Friend2023-05-27T08:55:33-08:00
Resistance Training for Oder Adults: Position Statement From the National Strength and Conditioning Association2023-05-27T08:55:38-08:00
Resistance Training for the Aging Adult: An Evidence Based Approach (Video)2023-05-27T08:56:09-08:00
Resistance Training Adaptations: Skeletal Changes2023-05-27T08:56:13-08:00
Health and Wellness-Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice2023-05-27T08:56:18-08:00
Maintaining, Restoring and Improving the Health of Our Nation2023-05-27T08:56:23-08:00
Adaptation of Skeletal Muscle to Resistance Training2023-05-27T08:56:27-08:00
Long-Term Effects of Exercise on the Range of Motion of Aging Women2023-05-27T08:57:02-08:00
Acute High Intensity Interval Exercise Reduces Colon Cancer Cell Growth2023-05-27T08:57:06-08:00
Resistance Exercise Preserves Function of Older Adults-Implications for Strength and Conditioning Professionals2023-05-27T08:57:11-08:00
Resistance Training Promotes Cognitive and Functional Brain Plasticity in Seniors with Probable Mild Cognitive Impairment.2023-05-27T08:57:15-08:00
Quadricep Strengthening with the DAPRE Technique: Case Studies with Neurological Implications.2023-05-27T08:57:20-08:00
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services- Physical Activity Guidelines2023-05-27T08:57:24-08:00
Physical Activity and Exercise Therapy Benefit More Than Just Symptoms and Impairments in People With Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis2023-05-27T08:57:29-08:00
  • Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip and knee is among the leading causes of global disability, highlighting the need for early, targeted, and effective treatment. The benefits of exercise therapy in people with hip and knee OA are substantial and supported by high-quality evidence, underlining that it should be part of first-line treatment in clinical practice. Furthermore, unlike other treatments for OA, such as analgesia and surgery, exercise therapy is not associated with risk of serious harm.

    Helping people with OA become more physically active, along with structured exercise therapy targeting symptoms and impairments, is crucial, considering that the majority of people with hip and knee OA do not meet physical activity recommendations. Osteoarthritis is associated with a range of chronic comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and dementia, all of which are associated with chronic low-grade inflammation.

    Physical activity and exercise therapy not only improve symptoms and impairments of OA, but are also effective in preventing at least 35 chronic conditions and treating at least 26 chronic conditions, with one of the potential working mechanisms being exercise-induced anti-inflammatory effects. Patient education may be crucial to ensure long-term adherence and sustained positive effects on symptoms, impairments, physical activity levels, and comorbidities.

Thomas L. DeLorme and the Science of Progressive Resistance Exercise.2023-05-27T08:57:34-08:00
  • In the latter years of the Second World War, the number of American servicemen who had sustained orthopedic injuries was overwhelming the nation’s military hospitals. The backlog of patients was partly because of the sheer number of soldiers involved in the war effort, but it was exacerbated by rehabilitation protocols that required lengthy recovery times.

    In 1945, an army physician, Dr. Thomas L. DeLorme experimented with a new rehabilitation technique. DeLorme had used strength training to recover from a childhood illness and reasoned that such heavy training would prove beneficial for the injured servicemen. DeLorme’s new protocol consisted of multiple sets of resistance exercises in which patients lifted their 10-repetition maximum. DeLorme refined the system by 1948 to include 3 progressively heavier sets of 10 repetitions, and he referred to the program as “Progressive Resistance Exercise.” The high-intensity program was markedly more successful than older protocols and was quickly adopted as the standard in both military and civilian physical therapy programs.

    In 1951, DeLorme published the text Progressive Resistance Exercise: Technic and Medical Application, which was widely read by other physicians and medical professionals. The book, and DeLorme’s academic publications on progressive resistance exercise, helped legitimize strength training and played a key role in laying the foundation for the science of resistance exercise.

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