Therapeutic Exercise

Kim Barker, Sarah Eickmeyer

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Abstract

Physicians often overlook exercise as a treatment or prophylactic measure for many common diseases and ailments. It can be used to treat comorbidities including obesity, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, cancer, and low back pain. Education on the general physical activity guidelines as well as easy exercise prescription methods can improve the ability of physicians to prescribe exercise as a therapeutic option. In addition, identifying barriers to compliance with exercise and ways to overcome these barriers is also necessary in order to use therapeutic exercise effectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-198
Number of pages10
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume104
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Exercise
  • Exercise prescription
  • Physical activity
  • Therapeutic exercise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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