Chronic Health Conditions & Exercise

Senior Therapy

The expression ‘special populations’  makes specific reference to a group of individuals who, when considered with exercise, differ from the general healthy adult population with regards to recommendations for exercise prescription. These groups may display characteristics that need condition-specific guidance for exercise and direction on suitable precautions and contraindications to exercise to receive effective instruction.

 

A specific skill set is required when designing exercise programs for special populations. A comprehensive understanding is required regarding the needs and limitations of the specific group.  It is important to understand that each population group has their own needs, and these can differ widely. For example, while those with osteoporosis require a focus on load-bearing exercises to improve their mineral bone density and content, the approach when working with an individual that has undergone cardiac rehabilitation is completely different. At strength-physiology.online we have provided comprehensive resources that will enable you to understand and implement current research of exercise and special population groups. 

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