Category: Post Rehab Training

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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functional exercise

Featured Functional Exercise – Opposite Ankle Reach

Functional athletic exercises are crucial for training clients for returning to sports activity. One leg stance and knee bends combined with trunk rotation are excellent movement patterns to improve balance, coordination and reintegrating neurological feedback patterns. Combining these elements is not only crucial for post rehabilitation programs but necessary for specificity of training with athletes. This video demonstrates just one simple but effective functional exercise that trainers can integrate into their program development.
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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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personal training software

How to expand your personal training business with senior test assessments

Most personal training businesses and personal trainers are interested in retaining clients and adding new clients. This just makes sense. People will drop out of programs, so it just makes sense to try to gain new clients. While personal training is often viewed as working with a healthy and average youthful population, there are other options. It is possible to expand your personal training business by attracting the senior population. By having the knowledge and the ability to offer personal training senior test assessments,

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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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aquatic therapy exercises

Aquatic Physical Therapy is more than just swimming

When many people hear aquatic physical therapy they think of swimming or treading water. But it is much more than that. Aquatic physical therapy has many benefits, and swimming and the rewards of such is one aspect of it, mainly due to the properties of water itself.
The buoyancy component provides an environment of decreased weight for someone engaged in aquatic physical therapy. This decreases stresses and forces on the joints which allows for less pain while exercising than on land in a full gravity situation.

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personal trainer software

3 Ways to increase personal trainer referrals from physical therapy clinics

When most people think of personal trainers, one of the first things that come to mind is high level fitness training and weight lifting. However there is a large market for personal trainers in the post rehab market, working with regular everyday people and clients that have just finished their physical therapy rehabilitation.
Quite often many people’s physical therapy benefits just don’t permit them to stay with physical therapy treatments long enough to become fully rehabilitated.

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