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Evidence-Based Stretching with Dosage Guidelines

Published by <p>Static stretching is commonly prescribed by therapists for improving range of motion, alleviating pain, and maximizing function. This resource outlines how static stretching improves range of motion and which parameters are optimal to maximize stretching-related outcomes. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Evidence Based Exercises for Hamstring Strains

Published by <p>Not all exercises are created equal for facilitating return to sport after hamstring strains. This piece outlines three evidence based exercises which have been shown to reduce the time needed to return to play compared to traditional rehabilitation. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Dietary Resource List for People Wanting to Lose Weight and Improve Health

Published by <p>Many people who attend physical therapy also are interested in losing weight. Losing weight in the absence of dieting is very difficult, and a combined diet/exercise approach is likely most effective. Having access to places to get started is critical to long term weight loss success. This intervention lists websites and resources that people may […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Common Contraindications and Precautions

Published by <p>Do you have trouble remembering all of the contraindications and precautions for treatments? Do you ever find an abnormal blood pressure or oxygen saturation level and question whether your initial treatment plan is still appropriate? This document provides a contraindication and precaution cheat to help guide clinician’s clinical reasoning. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Borg Scale: Rating of Perceived Exertion

Published by <p>Based on the Borg scale and numbered 1-10, the 1-page visual provides easy-to-read, easy-to-report exertion scale for patients to report their efforts. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Blood Flow Restriction Training: Brief Overview and Dosing Guidelines

Published by <p>Blood flow restriction training can provide some advantages compared to traditional exercise for some people who cannot participate in heavier loading. This intervention piece outlines what the evidence says about the dosing of blood flow restriction training and which parameters have been shown to be effective. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Blood Flow Restriction Training Preparticipation Screen

Published by <p>Blood flow restriction training (BFRT) with light loads is generally regarded as a safe and effective way to build strength and muscle mass when heavier loading is not possible. This being said, there are several risk factors and contraindications to blood flow restriction training and tourniquet use in general that may preclude you from using […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Basic Lower Extremity Seated Exercises

Published by <p>Do you have a patient who is not safe to stand without assistance? This document offers a generic exercise program with only seated exercises. The document is great for health fairs, low level home exercise programs, and safe activities to increase activity tolerance for individuals with significant impairment. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Banded Mobility Activities

Published by <p>Would you like to improve range of motion? Do stretches not seem to help? This document provides a list of the common range of motion deficits and self-mobilizations that will help increase mobility. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Advanced Seated Exercises

Published by <p>Do you have a patient who needs some higher level exercise but may be unable to balance well when standing? This document offers a generic exercise program with only seated exercises. The document is great for health fairs, moderate level home exercise programs, and lists safe activities to increase activity tolerance for individuals with moderate […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>