Musculoskeletal importance of obesity : weight management in the realm of physical therapy : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)]

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dc.contributor.advisor Skalon, Tonya R. en_US Crim, Kelsey A. en_US 2011-06-06T18:38:31Z 2011-06-06T18:38:31Z 2008 en_US 2008
dc.identifier.other A-331 en_US
dc.description.abstract According to the Center of Disease Control, obesity rates have been on the rise in recent years. This condition has been proven to have direct effects on the cardiopulmonary system; obese individuals are considered at high risk for diabetes, cardiopulmonary disease, hypertension, and dyslipidemia among other issues, While these potentially fatal issues are well-documented and the general population has a plethora of resources on the effects of excessive weight on the cardiopulmonary system, often the musculoskeletal system is overlooked. The research I conducted on the joint load relations to obesity was intended to help health care providers, specifically physical therapists, After completing 540 hours of interning in an orthopedic outpatient clinic, I found many patients asking for more information on weight management. Therefore, in conjunction with my research, I have developed an informational pamphlet to be filled out and explained by the physical therapist and given to patients.AcknowledgementsI would like to thank Dr. Jeff Clark for offering advice and encouragement throughout my tenure at Ball State, without which I may never have ended up in California with an internship that inspired this project.OI also want to thank Tonya Skalon for her patience and understanding as my advisor for this project,
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 1 v. ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical therapy. en_US
dc.title Musculoskeletal importance of obesity : weight management in the realm of physical therapy : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)] en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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