Walk Tall!

An Exercise Program for the Prevention & Treatment of Back Pain, Osteoporosis and the Postural Changes of Aging
Author: Sara Meeks
Publisher: Triad Publishing Company (FL)
ISBN: 9780937404713
Category: Backache
Page: 159
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Do you have: back pain, stooped posture, height loss, Dowager's hump, hip or spine fractures, or poor balance? Try the Meeks Method and see the change.

Walk Tall!

An Exercise Program for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Author: Sara Meeks
Publisher: Triad Publishing Company (FL)
ISBN: 9780937404546
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 94
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Walk Tall

An Exercise Program for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Author: Sara Meeks,Sara Meeks, P.T., G.C.S.
Publisher: Triad Publishing Company (FL)
ISBN: 9780937404621
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 96
View: 1954

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Integrative Healing

Developing Wellness in the Mind and Body
Author: Z Altug
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
ISBN: 1462128998
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
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Yoga Forma

A Visual Resource Guide for the Spine and Lower Back
Author: Romy Phillips, Z Altug
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
ISBN: 1462128912
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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Find relief from back pain with yoga asanas tailored toward rehabilitation BACKED BY modern research, certified yoga therapist Romy Phillips delves into the physical and physiological bene ts of yoga and bridges the gap between traditional yoga and Western medicine. LEARN TO USE traditional yoga routines to relieve the pain from common injuries and conditions such as • Sciatica • Scoliosis • Lumbar sprain • Herniated discs • Osteoporosis • Kyphosis WITH SIMPLE LISTS of asanas and sample sequences for different proficiency levels and physical limitations, this in-depth guide to teaching and sharing yoga is perfect for yoga instructors and fitness and healthcare professionals. Learn which specific poses to suggest for injury prevention as well as which to recommend for those who are struggling with spinal or back injuries, and change your students’ lives for the better.

100 Questions and Answers about Osteoporosis and Osteopenia


Author: Ivy M. Alexander,Yale University School of Nursing New Haven Connecticut Ivy M Alexander,Karla A. Knight
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763789569
Category: Medical
Page: 330
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Approximately ten million Americans have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) with many more at risk. Whether you suspect you may have these conditions or have a friend or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative book offers help for men and women of all ages.100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Second Edition provides authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, lifestyle decisions to improve bone health, sources of support, comments from men and women with bone loss, and much more.New Topics in the Second Edition include:FRAX® New drug information throughout the book Osteonecrosis of the jaw National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and bone loss testing

Stand Tall!

Every Woman's Guide to Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis
Author: Morris Notelovitz,Marsha Ware,Diana Tonnessen
Publisher: Triad Publishing Company (FL)
ISBN: 9780937404386
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 238
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Yoga for Osteoporosis: The Complete Guide


Author: Loren Fishman,Ellen Saltonstall
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393342964
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 318
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A comprehensive, user-friendly medical yoga program designed for the management and prevention of osteoporosis, with more than four hundred illustrations. Osteoporosis leads to painful fractures due to loss of bone mass; yoga strengthens bones without endangering joints: it stands to reason that yoga is the perfect therapy for osteoporosis. Forty-four million Americans suffer from low bone mass, and osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually. Drugs and surgeries can alleviate pain, but study after study has shown that exercise is the best treatment, specifically low-impact, bone-strengthening exercises—hence, yoga. In this comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated guide, Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, who between them have seven decades of clinical experience, help readers understand osteoporosis and give a spectrum of exercises for beginners and experts. Classical yoga poses, as well as physiologically sound adapted poses, are presented with easy-to-follow instructions and photographs. The authors welcome readers of all ages and levels of experience into the healing and strengthening practice of yoga.

Yoga for Better Bones


Author: Margaret Martin
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105148432
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 82
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"Yoga for better bones in the book for Yoga practitioners and teachers wanting to ensure that they do no harm through their yoga practice. You will learn how to protect your bones, as well as the Yoga poses you should modify and those that you should avoid if you have osteopororis or low bone density (osteopenia)" -- p. [4] of cover.

Upper Motor Neurone Syndrome and Spasticity

Clinical Management and Neurophysiology
Author: Michael P. Barnes,Garth R. Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139471422
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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Spasticity is a disabling problem for many adults and children with a variety of neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury. A practical guide for clinicians involved in the management of spasticity, this book covers all aspects of upper motor neurone syndrome from basic neurophysiology and measurement techniques to practical therapy and the use of orthoses. Surgical techniques are also covered, as well as the particular problems of management of spasticity in childhood. In the second edition of this key text, all chapters have been thoroughly updated, with additional coverage of new techniques and new drugs and therapies, whilst continuing the format that has made the first edition the core text in its field. This guide will be invaluable to physicians, physiotherapists, surgeons, orthotists, clinical engineers and health professionals.

Physical Activity and Health

A Report of the Surgeon General
Author: Audrey F. Manley
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788134965
Category:
Page: 278
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A landmark review of the research on physical activity & health -- the most comprehensive ever. Covers: historical background, terminology, evolution of recommendations & measurement; physiologic responses & long-term adaptations to exercise; the effects of physical activity on health & disease (cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, obesity, mental health, quality of life, adverse effects of physical activity, occurrence of adverse effects); patterns & trends in physical activity; & understanding & promoting physical activity. Charts & tables.

ABC of COPD


Author: Graeme P. Currie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119212855
Category: Medical
Page: 136
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Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 Definition, Epidemiology and Risk Factors -- Definition -- Epidemiology -- Prevalence -- Mortality -- Morbidity and economic impact -- Risk factors -- Smoking -- Other factors -- Air pollution -- Occupation -- [alpha]1-Antitrypsin deficiency -- Further reading -- Chapter 2 Pathology and Pathogenesis -- Introduction -- Pathology -- Pathogenesis -- Exposure to cigarette smoking, fumes, gases and particles -- Genetics -- Lung growth -- Asthma/bronchial hyperreactivity -- Chronic bronchitis -- Innate and adaptive immune inflammatory responses -- Inflammatory cells -- Inflammatory mediators -- Protease/antiprotease imbalance -- Oxidative stress -- Lung microbiome -- Pathogenesis of emphysema -- Pathophysiology -- Mucous hypersecretion and ciliary dysfunction -- Airflow limitation and hyperinflation/air trapping -- Gas exchange abnormalities -- Pulmonary hypertension -- Systemic effects -- Pathology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of exacerbations -- Further reading -- Chapter 3 Diagnosis -- Clinical features -- Typical presenting symptoms -- Other features in the history -- Assessing the impact of COPD -- Smoking history -- Signs -- Differential diagnosis -- Investigations -- Lung function testing -- Imaging -- Other investigations -- Further reading -- Chapter 4 Spirometry -- Introduction -- What is spirometry? -- Why perform spirometry? -- Types of spirometer -- How to perform spirometry -- Spirometric indices -- Other measurements -- Forced expiratory volume in 6 seconds (FEV6) -- Slow vital capacity (SVC) (also known as relaxed VC (RVC) or VC) -- Inspired vital capacity (IVC) -- Forced midexpiratory flow (FEF25-75) -- Interpretation and classification of spirograms -- Bronchodilator reversibility testing -- Severity of airflow obstruction in COPD

Basic Biomechanics


Author: Susan Hall
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 007782217X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 576
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The seventh edition of Basic Biomechanics has been significantly updated from the previous edition. The approach taken remains an integrated balance of qualitative and quantitative examples, applications, and problems designed to illustrate the principles discussed. The seventh edition also retains the important sensitivity to the fact that some beginning students of biomechanics possess weak backgrounds in mathematics. For this reason, it includes numerous sample problems and applications, along with practical advice on approaching quantitative problems. With balanced, integrated coverage of applied anatomy, mechanical principles, and relevant sport and daily living applications, this text introduces you to the basics of biomechanics. The quantitative aspects of biomechanics are presented in a manageable, progressive fashion, with practical advice on approaching both qualitative and quantitative problems in biomechanics

The Osteoporosis Book

A Guide for Patients and Their Families
Author: Nancy E. Lane
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198027577
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
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Osteoporosis currently affects 25 million people in the United States, and as the baby boomers enter their fifties, this bone-weakening disease is poised to strike millions more. Because of this disease, many older people will suffer from a bone fracture at some point , and far too many of these fractures will result in permanent disability. The good news is that this devastating "silent epidemic" is entirely preventable, and in The Osteoporosis Book, readers of all ages will find everything they need to know to slow, stop, and even reverse the bone loss that causes this crippling disease. Written by Dr. Nancy E. Lane, a leading investigator and clinician in the field of osteoporosis, it is an indispensable guide to the exciting medical breakthroughs that have taken place in the past few years--in bone density measurement, in estrogen therapy, and in our knowledge of the bone cycle--that now allow doctors to predict who is at risk and to monitor these individuals in their fifties, before a fracture occurs. Readers learn to evaluate--and whenever possible, eliminate--the risk factors in their own lives. "What vitamins should I take? Is hormone replacement therapy right for me? And what about exercise?" The answers are here. And for those already affected by osteoporosis, Dr. Lane provides the most effective and up-to-date medical and practical advice available anywhere for coping with its aches and pains and safeguarding against further deterioration. Impeccably researched and reassuringly accessible, The Osteoporosis Book empowers readers to make informed healthcare choices that will enhance the quality of their lives for decades to come. It has been endorsed by the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

100 Cases in Clinical Medicine, Third Edition


Author: P John Rees,James Pattison,Christopher Kosky
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444174290
Category: Medical
Page: 275
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Making speedy and appropriate clinical decisions and then choosing the best course of action is an essential skill for doctors. Exploring initial medical assessment, 100 Cases in Clinical Medicine presents 100 scenarios commonly seen by medical students and junior doctors in the emergency or outpatient department, on the ward, or in the community setting. Each case begins with a succinct summary of the patient's history, examination, and initial investigation. The text includes photographs where relevant and questions on the diagnosis and management of each case. The answers provide a detailed discussion on each topic, with further illustration where appropriate. Most of the cases included are common problems but the book also includes more unusual cases to illustrate specific points and to emphasize that rare things do present. The first 20 cases are arranged by systems; the next 80 are in random order because symptoms such as breathlessness and pain may relate to many different clinical problems in various systems. These true-to-life cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize important clinical symptoms and signs and to develop the diagnostic and management skills needed for the cases they will encounter on the job.

Fundamentals of Biomechanics


Author: Duane Knudson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475752989
Category: Medical
Page: 337
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Fundamentals of Biomechanics introduces the exciting world of how human movement is created and how it can be improved. Teachers, coaches and physical therapists all use biomechanics to help people improve movement and decrease the risk of injury. The book presents a comprehensive review of the major concepts of biomechanics and summarizes them in nine principles of biomechanics. Fundamentals of Biomechanics concludes by showing how these principles can be used by movement professionals to improve human movement. Specific case studies are presented in physical education, coaching, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.

The Future of Aging

Pathways to Human Life Extension
Author: N.A
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048139996
Category: Medical
Page: 866
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Just as the health costs of aging threaten to bankrupt developed countries, this book makes the scientific case that a biological "bailout" could be on the way, and that human aging can be different in the future than it is today. Here 40 authors argue how our improving understanding of the biology of aging and selected technologies should enable the successful use of many different and complementary methods for ameliorating aging, and why such interventions are appropriate based on our current historical, anthropological, philosophical, ethical, evolutionary, and biological context. Challenging concepts are presented together with in-depth reviews and paradigm-breaking proposals that collectively illustrate the potential for changing aging as never before. The proposals extend from today to a future many decades from now in which the control of aging may become effectively complete. Examples include sirtuin-modulating pills, new concepts for attacking cardiovascular disease and cancer, mitochondrial rejuvenation, stem cell therapies and regeneration, tissue reconstruction, telomere maintenance, prevention of immunosenescence, extracellular rejuvenation, artificial DNA repair, and full deployment of nanotechnology. The Future of Aging will make you think about aging differently and is a challenge to all of us to open our eyes to the future therapeutic potential of biogerontology.

Hypermobility of Joints


Author: Peter Beighton,Howard Bird
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447139003
Category: Medical
Page: 182
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Joint hypermobility, joint laxity or "double-jointedness" is no longer regarded as just a quaint clinical entity, but has gained recognition as a feature common to a heterogeneous group of generalized hereditary connective tissue disorders. This monograph examines the scientific basis, clinical features and treatment of this syndrome. The second edition has been thoroughly updated, with new contributions to cover in depth three areas in which new scientific advances have been made: biochemistry, genetics, and biomechanics. The case histories make fascinating reading, and the comprehensive coverage of the rarer hereditary disorders provides a valuable reference. From the reviews of the first edition: "This little book deals with a somewhat neglected subject and will prove useful in a number of ways." British Journal of Plastic Surgery #1 "This is a delightful book full of stimulating ideas, by three authors who have pooled their thoughts and the results of their studies." Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine #2

Osteoporosis Rehabilitation

A Practical Approach
Author: Christina V. Oleson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319450840
Category: Medical
Page: 498
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Taking an expansive perspective on osteoporosis and its ramifications, but with a central focus on the transition from diagnosis to treatment, rehabilitation and current management options, this practical guide discusses the most recent knowledge and literature on osteoporosis for the wide cross-section of professionals involved in treating this pervasive condition. It enables the physician or physician extender to develop a strategy for diagnosing osteoporosis, including detailed laboratory tests as well as imaging, interpreting findings, and determining options appropriate to the needs of individual patients. The material offers guidance on how to treat osteoporosis patients who are suffering from neurological conditions such as brain and spinal cord injuries, rheumatologic syndromes, peripheral neuropathies, gastrointestinal conditions, as well as cardiopulmonary, liver and kidney disorders, among others. Additional chapters address management of osteoporosis in men, patients with advanced medical illnesses including various forms of cancer, organ failure and organ transplantation, pediatric onset of primary and secondary osteoporosis, and the female athlete triad. Covering the gamut of considerations presented by osteoporosis patients, Osteoporosis Rehabilitation: A Practical Approach is a timely, interdisciplinary resource for orthopedists, rehabilitation specialists, primary care physicians, nurses and any other professionals who bring their expertise to bear on the management of this common condition.

Clinical Skills for Pharmacists - E-Book

A Patient-Focused Approach
Author: Karen J. Tietze
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032308222X
Category: Medical
Page: 214
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Covering the skills needed for pharmaceutical care in a patient-centered pharmacy setting, Clinical Skills for Pharmacists: A Patient-Focused Approach, 3rd Edition describes fundamental skills such as communication, physical assessment, and laboratory and diagnostic information, as well as patient case presentation, therapeutic planning, and monitoring of drug intake. Numerous case examples show how skills are applied in clinical situations. Now in full color, this edition adds more illustrations and new coverage on taking a medication history, physical assessment, biomarkers, and drug information. Expert author Karen J. Tietze provides unique, pharmacy-specific coverage that helps you prepare for the NAPLEX and feel confident during patient encounters. Coverage of clinical skills prepares you to be more involved with patients and for greater physical assessment and counselling responsibilities, with discussions of communication, taking a medical history, physical assessment, reviewing lab and diagnostic tests, and monitoring drug therapies. A logical organization promotes skill building, with the development of each new skill building upon prior skills. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter highlight important topics. Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter help in measuring your comprehension of learning objectives. Professional codes of ethics are described in the Ethics in Pharmacy and Health Care chapter, including confidentiality, HIPAA, research ethics, ethics and the promotion of drugs, and the use of advance directives in end-of-life decisions. Numerous tables summarize key and routinely needed information. Downloadable, customizable forms on the companion Evolve website make it easier to perform tasks such as monitoring drug intake and for power of attorney.