Posts tagged Strength and Conditioning
Why You Need To LOAD and CHALLENGE Your Older Patients

With age comes many co-morbidities and declines in function, but it doesn't have to be that way! With the world's population getting older, knowing how to prescribe exercise appropriately to facilitate independence and improve quality of life becomes much more important.

Here are 4 solid reasons why challenging exercise is important in this patient group!

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Integrating Strength and Conditioning Principles in Physical Therapy

As physical therapists, our "thing" is that we are experts in human movement. Therapeutic exercise is a major component in most plans of care with all patients. We are educated to cater that exercise to address the specific impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions - I think most physical therapists are pretty at this. But, where it seems many PTs and PT schools may fall short is in determining appropriate exercise dosage for each patient.

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