Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:19:23 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Case study: client with fibromyalgia <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Mrs. P is a receptionist in a dental office. Her job entails sitting for long periods of time, entering information into a computer, and retrieving dental records. </div> </div> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:57:00 +0000 Understanding and recommending exercise for clients with joint replacements <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Joint replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty) involves replacement of part (e.g., articular cartilage) or all of a damaged or arthritic joint with a metal, plastic, or ceramic prosthesis in order to return the joint to normal pain-free movement. </div> </div> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:52:00 +0000 Professional opportunities for those training special populations <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> The exercise professional with expertise in the training of special populations (via formal education and professional certifications) is properly positioned to meet the growing need for professionals with appropriate background in this area. </div> </div> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:47:00 +0000 Learn basic squat form and variations <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> The squat is a knee-dominant movement that involves deep flexion in the knees and hips. Exercises that fit in this category work the quadriceps and erector spinae to a high degree. </div> </div> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:20:00 +0000 Yoga styles and sample sessions <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Like any organized physical activity, a comprehensive yoga class follows a certain structure, which allows the class to flow smoothly and logically. In the case of yoga, the class must be balanced and provide a variety of poses in a manner that facilitates harmony in students’ physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. </div> </div> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:06:00 +0000 Unique Features of Exercise Testing in Children <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> The approach to clinical exercise testing of children and adolescents differs from that of the laboratory dedicated to testing adults. </div> </div> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:52:00 +0000 Determining Functional Capacity <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> In summary, our quest is to determine children&rsquo;s functional capacity so they can engage in physical activity for all of the benefits exercise provides. We want to be safe and prudent in our recommendation for increasing activity, certainly when a child has a condition that may limit the level of exercise. </div> </div> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:50:00 +0000 Clinical Exercise Testing <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Exercise stress testing in adults, eventually supplemented by radionuclide angiography and postexercise echocardiography, rapidly became accepted as a standard component of the diagnostic armamentarium, not only for coronary artery disease but also for an assortment of other clinical issues surrounding dysrhythmias, hypertension, and cardiac function. </div> </div> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:46:00 +0000 Asthma <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children, affecting nearly 7 million (9.3% of) U.S. children. It is characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways, which contributes to airway hyperreactivity, and by episodic or in more severe cases, persistent airway obstruction and respiratory symptoms. </div> </div> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:34:00 +0000 Case Presentation <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Rebecca is a 17-year-old varsity cross country runner whom you have followed in your pediatric practice since she was a young child. She presents to you today with complaints of multiple episodes of dizziness with exertion, the first event having started approximately 1 yr ago. </div> </div> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:30:00 +0000 Toy Store <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> National Standards Addressed: Standard 1. The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns. </div> </div> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:20:00 +0000 Knowledge of Students to Inform Teaching <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> To ensure student learning, you must not only know your content and its related objectives and pedagogy, but also have knowledge of the students to whom you wish to teach that content. </div> </div> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:18:00 +0000 Strong Bones <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> National Standards Addressed: Standard 1. The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns. </div> </div> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:13:00 +0000 Functional Exercises <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> The real teaching part of defending is establishing roles and responsibilities and emphasizing the importance of providing cover and distances. Here is an example of a functional defending exercise. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:21:00 +0000 The Kinetic Energy touring company takes an arts-based approach to learning <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> The first presentation, titled Kinetic Energy, focuses on the concepts of kinetic and potential energy, gravity, inertia, and friction. </div> </div> Sun, 13 Aug 2017 05:07:00 +0000