Few things can derail your health and fitness goals faster than pain—and knee pain is one of the most common complaints. Treatment for knee pain depends, of course, on the cause, but when noninvasive treatments fail to provide relief, especially among those who have osteoarthritis, knee replacement surgery may be the next step. Here are five things to know about modern knee replacement surgery.Read More
Currently, more than 700,000 total knee replacement surgeries take place annually and that number is expected to reach 3.5 million annually by the year 2030. Given the continued increase in the number of people undergoing joint replacement surgery, as a health and exercise professional it is essential that you have the knowledge and skills to be able to work with these clients, both before and after their procedures.Read More
There are a lot of myths surrounding back pain and what can be done to alleviate it. Rather than simply focusing on strengthening or stretching exercises, Dr. Stuart McGill, a recognized leader in back pain research, recommends focusing on increasing muscular endurance, which can help people avoid the awkward postures that often come with fatigue. Learn about McGill’s “Big Three” exercises, which you can use with your clients to help address back pain issues.Read More
For the health and exercise professional, navigating the turbulent waters of chronic pain requires one to become proficient with designing strategic and personalized exercise programs. Learn about the importance of understanding and validating each client’s emotional, psychological and social concerns, while addressing his or her unique biomechanical needs, which, together, yield a comprehensive framework toward designing a strategic and personalized fitness program strategy.Read More
When it comes to stretching, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. In fact, the appropriate application of stretching techniques can be different for each client, depending on the client’s needs and goals and at which point in the workout the stretches are performed. In this article, learn about various stretching techniques and how they factor into correct exercise and performance.Read More
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