Category: Home Exercise Program

physical therapy home exercise software

Improving DPT Student Exercise Prescription with Exercise Pro Live

Physical therapy academia is always seeking ways to improve DPT student exercise prescription skills. Typically the DPT student exercise prescription education begins with being shown a variety of exercises coupled with particular diagnoses or conditions for which those exercises may be appropriate. Evidence based studies may be provided to further demonstrate the exercise prescription is warranted. And there is nothing wrong with this approach.
However, from my experience working with physical therapy students during clinical internships,

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shoulder health

4 Simple Shoulder Exercises for Less Shoulder Problems

The shoulder can be a common area of pain and problems for many people. Fortunately, doing the proper shoulder exercises can help decrease many problems and even eliminate shoulder pain. When most people think of shoulder exercises, they think of working on the “Delts”. There is nothing wrong with doing shoulder exercises for the deltoid muscle, but the shoulder has many other muscles that are seldom targeted that contribute to a healthy shoulder.
Following are four shoulder exercises that are rarely heard of,

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exercise and arthritis

Can Exercise Help Treat Arthritis?

By Nick Jack, contributing author
Arthritis is a very common health problem I see as a rehabilitation trainer every week and one that affects millions of people all over the world. It can be extremely painful and significantly change your lifestyle and overall health. Most people think of this as an “old person’s” condition but it can affect many younger people and cause serious damage to their body. I myself was diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis in my left knee at the age of only 26 after many repeated injuries from sports and a lack of understanding with regard to strength and stability training,

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wobble board

Featured exercise for November – Wobble Board Push Up

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This exercise of the week is called the Wobble board push up. It is a great variation for core conditioning as well as an excellent exercise for upper quarter strengthening.
This video demonstrates just one simple but effective core exercise that personal trainers can integrate into their program development to keep clients interested in their fitness programs.

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home exercise software

Home exercise software – crucial for all physical therapists!

Physical Therapists have many duties and providing home exercise programs to patients is only one of them. Sometimes it is easy for other important duties like evaluations, staff meetings, billing, and attending to documentation needs to neglect giving exercise programs the respect they deserve. After all a home exercise program can directly affect patient attitude, care, and outcome. But the good news is that using a robust home exercise software program can avoid that problem and even help solve some others.

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core strength

Featured Exercise – Functional Core 3 Way Lift

Functional exercises are crucial for training clients to meet the needs of their sport or daily activities. Adding a second component of core stability can further enhance exercise program effectiveness. Combing these two elements is not only crucial for post rehabilitation programs but necessary for specificity of training with athletes. This video demonstrates a simple but effective functional exercise that trainers can integrate into programs to not only improve core strength and endurance for the low back but keep your programs more interesting and fun.

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functional exercises

5 tips for creating functional exercise programs

Knowing how to create functional exercise programs is crucial for the health professional. While there is nothing wrong with traditional weight training programs in terms of building strength or stamina, these types of exercise programs typically train only isolated muscle groups. For instance, a person may train to bench press two hundred pounds, yet still strain their back while lifting their child out of a car seat. Functional exercise programs train the body to use all the muscle groups together and translate into improved activities of daily living.

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improve posture

Poor posture improvement with 4 easy exercises

This article will discuss poor posture of the upper back and neck and provide some suggestions for exercises to correct the problem. Poor posture in the upper quadrant can lead to various problems and symptoms such as pain in the neck, shoulder and upper back muscles, joint dysfunction, arthritis, headaches, and fatigue. Poor posture can result in forward round shoulders, stooped upper back and excessive head forward positioning. Typically poor posture is a result of long term incorrect positioning habits,

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Sports therapy exercise software

Five easy ways for physical therapists to improve home exercise programs and patient compliance

Getting a patient to perform their home exercise program consistently has always been a concern of a physical therapist. As a health professional we know how crucial the home program can be. With a finite amount of directed and supervised exercise time in the clinic only so much progression can occur. It just makes sense that therapeutic intervention outside the clinic can make a significant difference. And so the big question has always been “What can a physical therapist do to ensure the best possible adherence and follow through of a home program by the patient?” Following are five key guidelines that can be done to improve compliance.

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