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Effective Therapeutic Exercise Prescription: The Right Exercise at the Right Dose.
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PMID:  22212491     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The prescription of an effective therapeutic exercise program requires the right dosage of the right exercise, at the right time for that patient. The therapist must understand and apply training principles effectively in the presence of pathology, injury, or otherwise unhealthy tissue. The intervention goal is to close the gap between current performance and the desired goal or capacity. Although there may be a preferred linear path from current performance to optimal outcome, complexities of the human body, internal factors, and external variables may create barriers to this direct path. Successful programs include key program design considerations such as ensuring a stable baseline before progression, treating the right impairments and activity limitations, understanding contextual factors, considering the principles of specificity and optimal loading, and applying dosing principles. Program progression can be achieved through increases in total exercise volume and/or through manipulation of exercise challenges at the same exercise volume. Effective application of these principles will guide patients toward their goals as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Lori Thein Brody
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1545-004X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-1-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806591     Medline TA:  J Hand Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Hanley & Belfus. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Senior Clinical Specialist, Spine and Sports Physical Therapy, UW Clinics Research Park, Madison, Wisconsin; Professor and Graduate Program Director, Orthopaedic and Sports Science, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah.
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