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exercise:

see physical fitnessphysical fitness,
combined good health and physical development. The object of any program of physical fitness is to maximize an individual's health, strength, endurance, and skill relative to age, sex, body build, and physiology.
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exercise

1. US and Canadian a ceremony or formal routine, esp at a school or college
2. Gymnastics a particular type of event, such as performing on the horizontal bar
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Having my personal-care assistant do range-of-motion exercises on my arms and legs when I get up and before I go to bed is about the best I can do; but hey, it's certainly better than nothing!
A light dressing was applied, and the patient was allowed to start range-of-motion exercises without immobilization immediately after the operation.
Any pain-relieving modalities are also appropriate when discomfort prevents attempted range-of-motion exercises. When pain is still a major symptom, care must be taken to work the arm only in available range, while pain relieving modalities remain the treatment of choice.
Schwarz does 45 minutes to an hour of range-of-motion exercises three to four times a week.
You also need to preserve your knee's mobility, so do flexibility and range-of-motion exercises for about 15 minutes daily.
As part of the awareness drive, a team of physiotherapists demonstrated Passive Range-of-Motion exercises to the nursing staff for patients who are unable to move against gravity and need help to fully stretch their muscles and move their joints to prevent problems associated with immobility.
Treatment included pain management, range-of-motion exercises, trunk and lower extremity strengthening, balance and proprioception training, orthoses, crosstraining, and a guided return-to-dance progression.
"Kevin soon began gentle range-of-motion exercises and strengthening exercises to give added stability to my wrist joint," said Sherman.
Physical therapy sessions consisted strength, balance, and range-of-motion exercises as well as deep-tissue massage and home exercise recommendations.
These are simple range-of-motion exercises focused on forward flexion overhead; abduction; internal and external rotation of the glenohumeral joint; and scapular retraction, Nicole L.
GENERAL PURPOSE STATEMENT: To provide the professional registered nurse with research data exploring the effectiveness of foot and ankle range-of-motion exercises for preventing deep vein thrombosis in neurosurgical patients in the intensive care unit.
Tongue blades and passive range-of-motion exercises are common initial treatments for trismus because of their low cost and ease of learning.