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  • Reducing Fall Risk Factors in Women with Osteoporosis

    May 15, 2014

    If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our email updates for new blog posts. Thanks for visiting!Throwback Thursday! Older women with osteoporosis are at a higher risk of fracture resulting from a fall due to their decreased bone mineral density (BMD). While osteoporosis itself may not contribute to falls, other factors such as […]

  • May is Exercise is Medicine month!

    May 12, 2014

    Happy “Exercise is Medicine” month! The American College of Sports Medicine has designated this month of May to recognize the importance of healthcare professionals prescribing exercise for their patients. The Exercise Is Medicine® (EIM) initiative by the ACSM includes an informative website for healthcare professionals and patients alike. Exercise is important for everyone, including relatively […]

  • Plyometric Shoulder Exercises for Tennis Players

    May 8, 2014

    As winter thaws and spring is upon us, tennis players are ready to hit the courts! Over 5 years ago, physical therapist and tennis professional Todd Ellenbecker provided a great post for us on special exercises for tennis players, Upper Extremity Plyometrics for Tennis Players. “Plyometric” exercises are commonly used in lower body work-outs, but […]

  • Exercise ball activates core muscles more than exercise on a stable surface

    May 1, 2014

    We are starting a new weekly “Throwback Thursday” feature to the Academy Research blog. Each Thursday, I will be providing a review of relevant research prior to 2009 (per the 5-year rule!), which is actually when our blog started. This is one of the first and most important EMG studies on the exercise ball. It […]

  • TheraBand exercise may improve stroke patient stability

    April 22, 2014

    Stroke patients with hemiparesis often have poor trunk stability due to weakness of their abdominal muscles. This proximal weakness makes balance, upright sitting, head control, and arm movements difficult for stroke patients. Trunk strengthening exercises are usually performed with typical abdominal flexion or rotation, but these may be difficult for some patients with paresis. Researchers […]

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