Physical therapy : an at home program for the upper body : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Nagelkirk, Paul R. en_US Conant, Sarah E. en_US 2011-06-06T18:36:52Z 2011-06-06T18:36:52Z 2009 en_US 2009
dc.identifier.other A-337 en_US
dc.description.abstract With today's advancement of knowledge in the field of sports medicine, exercise is on the rise. Americans are attempting to become healthier, leaner, and in all-around better shape. Due to this increasing phenomenon, almost everyone considers themselves an "athlete" of sorts. It is no longer only those on varsity teams who exhaust their bodies in a pursuit of physical fitness, improved health, and well-being. Because of this newfound rise in amateur work-outs, there is a consequential rise in injuries as well. Extreme stresses are placed on the body as a direct result of exercise, ranging anywhere from over-use to direct trauma. Regardless of the stress, the body needs the correct rehabilitation in order to heal properly, allowing the individual to return to their full performance. Physical therapy is an important way to allow the body to heal properly. It is crucial for each individual to understand his/her body and how to regain any lost movement or strength due to injury. This guide focuses on the upper body, mainly because it is not as widely talked about due to the immense number of injuries incurred by the lower body as a result of running activities. Explanations of basic anatomy of the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments that make up each upper body joint are included, as well as common injuries and rehabilitative techniques, including stretching and strengthening exercises.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 61 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical therapy. en_US
dc.title Physical therapy : an at home program for the upper body : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?.)
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  • Undergraduate Honors Theses [5928]
    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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