Exercise Rehabilitation and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Stage

  MICHAEL J. BERRY , W. JACK REJESKI , NORMAN E. ADAIR , and DANIEL ZACCARO https://doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm.160.4.9901014       PubMed: 10508815 Abstract To determine the extent to which patients with Stage I COPD experience improvements in physical performance and quality of life as a result of exercise training, and to compare these improvements with those seen in Stage I and II patients, 151…

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What is bursitis?

Hip Bursitis Medical Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR  Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD Hip bursitis facts A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between moving tissues of the body. There are two major bursae of the hip. Bursitis,…

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Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness

About Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus What is Spina Bifida? Spina bifida is the most frequently occurring permanently disabling birth defect. It affects the development of the spine, spinal cord and the brain. For everyone born with spina bifida at least one spinal vertebra is only partly formed and the spinal cord at…

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Personally tailored exercises offer relief for patients with lower back pain

Impaired movement control may result in chronic lower back pain. A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that the combination of manual therapy and exercise is an excellent way to combat movement control impairment in the lower back. This combination reduced the disability experienced by patients and…

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Therapeutic-Exercise Prescription the backbone of Physiotherapy

Exercise can be defined as the prescription of a physical activity program that involves the client undertaking voluntary muscle contraction and/or body movement with the aim of relieving symptoms or improving function, or improving, retaining or slowing deterioration of health (Licht S (1984).  Physical therapy, which is the care and…

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