Using Core Exercises to Rehab Your Diaphragm?

I was up in my office on Saturday night while my wife was putting our son to sleep.

I took a few minutes to look over some journal articles that came out.  I have highlighted some that may interest you.

 

Using Core Exercises to Rehab Your Diaphragm?

 

An interesting study that looked into 7 core exercises.  They put each of the 7 into 3 categories of transdiaphragmatic pressure in order to create a continuum of exercises to improve diaphragm strength and endurance.  Very cool!

 

To get more information:
Strongoli LM, Gomez CL, and Coast JR. (2010). The effect of core exercises on transdiaphragmatic pressure. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2010) 9, 270 – 274.

 

Adding Balance Training  for a Total Knee Replacement Client is a Good Thing

 

When balance training was added to a supervised 6 week functional training program there was an improvement in gait speed, single-leg stance time and stiffness compared to not doing balance training.

 

To get more information:
Piva SR, Gil AB, Almeida GJ, DiGioia AM 3rd, Levison TJ, Fitzgerald GK. (2010). A balance exercise program appears to improve function for patients with total knee arthroplasty: a randomized clinical trial. Phys Ther. 2010 Jun;90(6):880-94. Epub 2010 Apr 8.

 

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Does Strengthening the Hip Abductors Decrease Osteoarthritis Knee Pain?

 

The researchers believed that week hip abductors could result in poor frontal plane pelvic control during walking which my lead to greater load on the medial side of the knee in those with osteoarthritis.

 

They looked at how an 8 week home strengthening program for the hip abductors could improve knee force and pain.

 

They found there was no decrease in the force to the medial part of the knee but osteoarthritis clients reported a decrease in knee pain.

 

The take home message is to add hip abduction exercises to your clients with osteoarthritis in the knees.

 

To get more information:
Sled EA, Khoja L, Deluzio KJ, Olney SJ, Culham EG. (2010). Effect of a home program of hip abductor exercises on knee joint loading, strength, function, and pain in people with knee osteoarthritis: a clinical trial. Phys Ther. 2010 Jun;90(6):895-904. Epub 2010 Apr 8.

 

If this interests you, I go through this in much more details in the Core Stability of the Hip webinar.

 

I think that is it.

 

Let me know if you liked these quick research highlights by commenting below.

 

Rick Kaselj, MS

 

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