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exercise prescription

Etymology: L, exercere + prae + scribere, to write
an individualized schedule for physical fitness exercises.

ex·er·cise pre·scrip·tion

(eks'ĕr-sīz prĕ-skrip'shŭn)
Formulation of individualized exercise program based on exercise frequency, intensity, and duration with consideration for the specificity of the training response, specific to the prescribed exercise method.
See also: prescription, specificity of training principle

exercise prescription

An exercise schedule usually intended to increase the physical fitness of a previously sedentary individual who has recently had a serious illness such as myocardial infarction, or who is physically fit and wants to know the amount, frequency, and kind of exercise necessary to maintain fitness. The prescription is individualized, taking into account the person's age, the availability of facilities and adequate supervision, and health, particularly if the person has had chronic diseases of the heart or lungs.
See: physical activity and exercise
See also: prescription
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As a consequence, physical activity and/or exercise prescriptions rise among general practitioners and patients who have to improve their health (Sorensen et al.
Physical therapy continued to follow the patient from hospital day 5 to hospital day 10 to evaluate his performance during his exercise prescription.
However, information is lacking on exercise prescription for specific injuries such as disc herniations or supraspinatus impingement.
ACSM's Exercise is Medicine[TM]: A Clinician's Guide to Exercise Prescription was published in March 2009 by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and can be found at www.
Although exercise prescription provided by Pts appears to be the most in line with current guidelines, there is much room for improvement by all types of providers who prescribe exercise for patients with chronic back and neck pain," they added.
The key to a successful exercise prescription, as shown in this trial and in contrast to previous studies, is first to divide patients into subgroups based upon the directional preference of the LBP, then provide matching exercises, Dr.
35), an exercise manual and medical reference guide for the prevention and rehabilitation of over 1,000 diseases and injuries, many of which have never been connected to any exercise prescription.
Therefore, a great deal of his ability as an expert is in evaluating such areas as exercise prescription for young and old subjects; what is the best schedule?
Heyward and Gibson present this non-clinical set of guidelines for exercise physiologists, students, and personal trainers on exercise prescription and fitness evaluation.
In fact, the paper highlights an area of intersection between research and practice of exercise prescription that deserves more attention.
An exercise prescription requested by your doctor, and devised by an exercise physiologist, would probably be very useful to you.
The new program of the American College of Sports Medicine Exercise is Medicine[R]*, which is designed to educate and train all health professionals in how to effectively provide the exercise prescription in clinical practice (see AMAAJ, Spring 2008, p.

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