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Deep water running: an effective non-weightbearing exercise for the maintenance of land-based running performance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11263030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Deep water running (DWR) has become a well-recognized from of cardiovascular conditioning for injured athletes and has been used successfully to maintain running performance. DWR provides for decreased stress and weightbearing to injured tissue and joints, allows for maintenance of cardiovascular fitness and a training effect, and offers greater specificity of exercise in relation to running. During a 22-month period, 181 active duty Army soldiers, placed on temporary profiles for injuries that precluded them from their regular weightbearing physical fitness activities, participated in a DWR program. Injuries to the back, knee, and ankle were the most common reasons for referral to the program. This article reviews the physiological characteristics of DWR, specifics of DWR program design, DWR mechanics, and the advantages of DWR over other aerobic forms of exercise to maintain land running performance in military personnel on temporary non-weightbearing profiles.
A S Burns; T D Lauder
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  166     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-23     Completed Date:  2001-04-26     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Middle Aged
Military Medicine / methods*
Military Personnel*
Physical Exertion
Physical Fitness
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Swimming Pools
United States
Wounds and Injuries / rehabilitation*

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