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Cardiac Rehabilitation and Return to Unsupervised Exercise

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically based, professionally supervised program that assists people in recovering from heart attacks, heart surgeries, and other coronary interventions such as PTCA (angioplasty) and stenting. Cardiac rehab intervention, most often prescribed by doctor referral, has been …
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The Development of Atherosclerosis Leading to Heart Disease

Inflammation and irritation of the coronary (heart) artery inner lining can be caused by years of smoking and uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes. These inflamed areas can start to collect cholesterol from the blood stream and begin to form plaque. This …
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7 Essential Guidelines for Exercise for Diabetics

There are several precautions a client can take to not only prevent hypoglycemia, but to also have a safe exercise experience. Use these Guidelines to help your client avoid complications during exercise. Inject insulin in a part of the body …
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6 Important Things to Know when Working with Cancer Patients and Survivors

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Today, survival trends are improving, however the number of deaths caused by cancer has increased. More than one-third of yearly cancer deaths are related to diet and physical …
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6 General Recommendations for Working with Clients with Respiratory Conditions

Knowledge of the respiratory system and pulmonary function is fundamental for training the client with chronic conditions known as pulmonary disorders. These disorders are characterized by airflow obstruction, cardiovascular and muscular impairments, abnormalities of gas exchange, and psychological issues including …
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3 Things to Know When Working with Diabetic Clients

Symptoms of Hypoglycemia Prevention of hypoglycemia is important for a safe exercise program for someone who has diabetes. Anyone taking insulin or an oral medication that may cause hypoglycemia should be aware of symptoms and how to manage this situation …
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What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga breathing?

By FLS Authors Naomi Aaronson and Ann Marie Turo As an Occupational Therapist, many patients come to me who are in pain and are suffering from a variety of issues including breast cancer, repetitive stress injuries, musculoskeletal problems, and back pain …
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Hard-to-Recognize Heart Attack Symptoms

June Chewning, BS MA In my 38 year career and 18 years owning a fitness center, I know heart attacks happen.  I have heard about them when members went home, sat up in bed, and dropped dead next to their …
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Your Brain on Exercise-Critical!

The information provided is adapted from “Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention and Intervention,” a Medical Fitness Specialist Certificate Program authored by Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) and produced by Fitness Learning Systems. June M. Chewning MA, BS, AEA Dementia is a …
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Scapulohumeral Rhythm

By: Chris Gellert, PT, MMusc & Sportsphysio, MPT, CSCS, AMS The shoulder is one of the most vulnerable joints in the body due to its vast range of motion and complexity. It is a complex ball and socket joint, uniquely comprised …
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