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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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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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A researcher at the University of Aberdeen reviewed 21 previous studies conducted around the world and involving more than 1,800 participants, and concluded that therapeutic exercise does not increase knee joint inflammation.
Literature has also shown Salat to improve dynamic balance and control in both healthy individuals and stroke patients,31,34 thus it can be used as a therapeutic exercise in patients with impaired balance.
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy of therapeutic exercise in the reduction of diastasis recti.
Although tai chi may have its roots in self-defence, in recent years it has gained broad popularity as a therapeutic exercise, promoting physical fitness while reducing stress.
It covers hot topics such as, "Chiropractors tackling the inactivity epidemic", "Concussions in the NHL", "Early sports specialization" and "Effects of spinal manipulation versus therapeutic exercise on adults with chronic low back pain".
A THERAPEUTIC exercise programme is helping people with a serious lung disease.
Clinical Relevance: This study sup-ports the need for physical therapists (PTs) to be aware of each patient's medical history when completing risk assessments for patients with non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, prior to engaging them in any therapeutic physical intervention and when prescribing activity and therapeutic exercise (APTA HOD P06-12-20-07; 2012).
Audience: The book is best for anyone working in human movement like students, coaches, physical education teachers, fitness professionals, therapeutic exercise specialists or researchers.
To look at the question, she and her colleagues randomly assigned 101 adults to take either 12 weeks of yoga class or 12 weeks of a standard therapeutic exercise class, or to follow the advice of a self-care book.
The recent expansion doubled the therapeutic exercise facilities and allows clients to look out windows to a therapeutic wildlife landscape, rather than exercising in the basement as they previously were.
The extra space will be used to offer a range of sport and recreation activities including therapeutic exercise for severely disabled young people.
Previously, it has been indicated that heart diseases could adversely affect patients' abilities to participate in a therapeutic exercise program and achieve favorable outcomes (19).

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