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Is aqua jogging on mat or water treadmill best?

I have knee issues and have been encouraged to look at aqua therapy by the doctors. I am considering getting something like an endless/therapy pool for walking and swimming. Some seem to have a pad ...
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Delayed Onset Muscles Soreness (DOMS) and Muscle Growth

My own understanding of the delayed onset muscles soreness (DOMS) is that the skeleton muscle pain comes from the broken muscle fibres after the workout in the gym. Human body would repair these ...
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What scientific studies compare electric muscle stimulation versus resistance training?

I know this is a wide open topic with countless nuances, but I need to start somewhere. Will someone please provide a reference to scientific literature comparing the effects of electric muscle ...
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What type medical professional can provide comprehensive physical fitness advice?

Context: I live in the USA. I have a primary care physician assigned by my HMO who is versed in family medicine. I would like to figure out what sort of medical service (specialist? concierge doctor?) ...
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Does anyone know of a comprehensive exercise / stretching program that restores proper muscle balance and flexibility and releases tension? [closed]

The goal is health not so much strength, but being able to continue the program and build strength without sacrificing muscle balance would be a big plus. I'm thinking there would be some way to ...
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How know have internal hip rotation or postirior or anterior pelvic tilt [closed]

My left leg is internally rotated. But I don't know that I have internal rotation or anterior or postirior pelvic tilt. My left knee also paining badly and my walking is not properly. Don't know how ...
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If you were just unplugged from The Matrix, and all muscles had atrophied bc they'd never been used, what PT exercises would you need to do? [closed]

I know this is a weird question, but I'm just curious, so please humor me. I'm hoping someone (maybe a physical therapist?) in this forum might be able to give a legit answer? I'm curious to know what ...
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Shoulder blade protraction during rotator cuff internal/external rotations

Two important exercises used to treat shoulder instability and impingement are internal and external rotator cuff rotations, which can be done bearing weight via exercise bands. The upper arm is to be ...
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How can I train just one side of the neck?

I'd like to find some correct and efficient excercises to train and develop just one side of the neck. I've played Tennis for several years and my neck is lightly asymmetric; my right side is more ...
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How do I learn to control and improve awareness of my core?

I’ve been trying to regain awareness and control over my core since cancer treatment 4 years ago that involved several abdominal/pelvic surgeries. I’m struggling with basic core exercises like Pelvic ...
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What would happen if an adult was forced into a right split?

I have been reading there is no physiological reason why everyone cannot do a split. Each leg can form a 90 degree angle with the torso independently so there's no reason you can't do a split. The ...
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McGill "Big 3" Exercises - The Side Plank

Dr. Stuart McGill has the "Big 3" core exercises that develop core strength without stressing your spine. For each exercise, a rep is a 10-second hold. In his book "The Back Mechanic" he says it's ...
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core strengthening for weak lower back

I have a weak L3 (the 3rd disc up from my pelvis) - that is, it is given to pressing against the nerve, causing discomfort (no actual pain, as yet) locally and, when I don't pay attention for long ...
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Use of hot belts for weight loss

There are a lot of hot belt available in the market which claims that by wearing such belt one can loose weight and make himself good looking and physically fit by pressing abdomen in. They explain ...
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What is the difference between static stretching vs strengthening the antagonistic muscle?

I was trying to learn more about healthy ways to deal with injuries and I think from this video by Athlean-X and this one from Mike they seem to imply that one should basically never statictically ...
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Can knee flexion exercises improve hip extension strength?

I have hyperlordosis from being seated for much of the day. I understand that I need to stretch my hip flexors and lower back and strengthen my abdominals and hamstrings/glutes to help reduce the ...
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Motorized inversion chair (or table) that flip person on stomach? [closed]

Are there motorized inversion chairs/tables that will allow a person to remain strapped in, and flip on their stomach? I'd like it to be motorized as well. All of the inversion chairs/tables I'm ...
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How can I increase my vertical jump?

I am a 5"6' guy who takes active participation in football (soccer) and other activities like gym and calisthenics.The problem is due to my short stature,I need a higher jump to compensate the height ...
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What is a good book for self-teaching, biomechanic and generally well rehabilitation?

Basically, I have lots of injuries and always get them, and would like to prevent them from happening again in the future, I believe they occur due to poor stretching or poor technique. I want to ...
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What is better for me: get a personal trainer, or, a program from a personal trainer?

I have had this personal trainer for a couples of times, and she seems really smart in her field of work. I feel I could actual see results from her work. Is it better for me to get a program to work ...
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Strengthening rolled ankle

I know we have the question about what to do immediately after a rolled ankle, but this is different. About 5 months ago I rolled my ankle, and I rested it and went to physio. However, it's still ...
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Difficulty Maintaining Activation of Hamstrings After PCL Tear

You know the cringe factor that causes you to shiver or grimace when you think about fingernails on chalkboard? The flinch, the drawing back sensation-- the stability issues and gristly-cartilage ...
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seeking qualified sports medical advice (USA)

This stackexchange site frequently closes questions because people are asking questions that require a qualified medical practitioner. Recently, I have my own question that I think falls into that ...
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3 day split workout + running between workout days?

I recently started going to the gym again after a year of little to no sports except long runs and walks and virtually no upper body exercises except a year of PT (popped my shoulder in a bad ...
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What is the next step if physical therapy isnt helping my groin problem [closed]

About 9 months ago I noticed a pain in my lower abdomen whenever I was doing sit ups. It felt similar to the hernia I had the year before, but since there was nothing bulging through, the doctors ...
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Once I have activated a muscle, can I stop exercising it or will it forget to fire again?

After receiving help with this question I began working out my weak gluteus medius. Very rapidly I became able to do the exercises without pain or losing balance, and no longer feel pain while walking ...
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What are good knee strengthening exercises to avoid knee injury?

I often have knee pain. I`ve been to the doctor already and luckily I don´t have any serious disorder. But I do need to strengthen my muscles around the knee to avoid injuries and pain. What are the ...
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They say sitting is our generation's smoking but what about people with disabilities like me? [closed]

They say sitting to much is our generation's smoking but what about for someone like me who has a disability that hinders their ability to stand for long periods or just plain move? I have a physical ...
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restless neck while doing exercise

When I exercise I feel a lot of strain in my neck even with very low weight. Specifically while exercising for chest, biceps and mainly shoulder. Without any intention I seem to be straining my neck. ...
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What is the efficacy of shock wave therapy in treating plantar fasciitis?

I have had plantar fasciitis for over a year now, have tried a variety of treatments (e.g. stretching, golf ball rolling, night splint, physical therapy, etc.), and would like to know the efficacy of ...
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How can Kinesio tape provide support for tendonitis

I have a mild case of Posterior Tibial Tendonitis, the physio has applied some Kinesio tape for support whilst it heals up. My understanding of tendons and muscles was that there wasn't much friction ...
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How to asess and correct imbalances in the body [closed]

I suspect I have a lot of imbalances in my body causing pain. How do I assess and correct them? I expect to consult a professional, so what kind of professional is part of the question. (Regular ...
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Recovering from rolled ankle

I very recently rolled my ankle playing basketball. It is nothing serious, but in the wake of the injury my ankle has definitely been hurting when I walk. What steps can I take to ensure a proper and ...
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Dealing with muscle imbalances

Just recently I noticed that I have a muscle imbalance in my chest. Even though I am right-handed, the left side of my chest (upper pecs, shoulders) are much more defined than my right. This mildly ...
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