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2011-10-05 07:00:00

KORT Physical Therapy Launches New Android Stretching App and October is National Physical Therapy month and to celebrate, all KORT Physical Therapy locations are providing a complimentary stretching demonstration, free theraband, and an instructional flyer to help everyone loosen up those muscles and joints and prevent injury. Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 October is National Physical Therapy month and to celebrate, all KORT locations are providing a complimentary stretching...

2011-06-16 20:53:47

New findings challenge conventional wisdom and find shorter warm-ups of lower intensity are better for boosting cycling performance  Coaches, physiologists and athletes alike will attest to the importance of warming up before athletic competition. Warming up increases muscle temperature, accelerates oxygen uptake kinetics and increases anaerobic metabolism, all of which enhance performance. However, the question of how long and strenuous a warm-up should be is more contentious, with...

2010-12-15 00:00:45

Multiple research studies show that stretching before physical activity alone does not help prevent injury. ProRehab physical therapists are the best choice for patient education and outcomes because they use the latest scientific evidence, rather than myths couched as conventional wisdom. Evansville, IN (Vocus/PRWEB) December 14, 2010 Almost any physical therapist, athletic trainer, or sports medicine physician would answer "yes" if asked if people should stretch before exercise....

2010-11-25 00:00:46

Recent studies have shown that stretching alone does not help prevent injury. Physical therapists at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) are trained to use the latest scientific evidence, rather than conventional wisdom, to educate patients and provide the best possible outcomes. Austin, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) November 23, 2010 Ask almost any physical therapist, athletic trainer, or sports medicine physician if someone should stretch before exercise, and they would respond with a...

2009-07-27 14:50:22

A U.S. expert in emergency nursing advises those coaching young athletes that no pain, no gain is a myth. Mary Kamienski of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey says sports should not be painful. Youngsters engaging in sports activities should be taught they reduce the risk of injury by warming up before playing and cooling down when the game or practice is is over. Usually, when the activity or game is done, everyone just leaves. Now the recommendation is to cool them...

2008-07-14 09:00:14

A bout of arthritis can often leave a person feeling unable to perform even simple routine tasks. Studies have shown however, that exercise can help relieve the pain, stiffness and swelling in joints caused by arthritis. Three types of exercise good for people with arthritis include range-of-motion exercises, to help maintain normal joint movement and relieve stiffness, strengthening to keep or increase muscle strength and aerobic or endurance exercises improve the cardiovascular system...

2006-08-24 14:29:37

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Forget tedious warm-up exercises. Athletes may be able to ready their muscles using pulses of infrared light, a study suggests. In a study of 24 young adults, Japanese researchers found that a device that emits near-infrared light warmed up the shoulder muscles better than standard warm-up exercise. [ Since pre-competition warm-ups can end up tiring an athlete, this so-called "deep thermal therapy" could offer an exertion-free alternative, according to the...

2004-11-30 00:00:20

In our time-crunched lives, it's easy to skip steps we feel aren't essential to our workouts, but forgoing a warm-up is never a wise move. Before you take an aerobics class or lift a single dumbbell, you should always warm up, say fitness experts. Why? Your muscles and joints needs time to loosen and limber up before participating in any fitness activity. When muscles are warm they're more pliable, which reduces your chance of injury. All it takes is a quick 5- to 10-minute brisk walk...


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