Physical Exercises: An Important Tool for Physical Therapy

Cleber Ferraresi, PhD (Editor)
Federal University of São Carlos, Department of Physical Therapy, São Carlos (SP), Brazil

Series: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
BISAC: MED073000

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When people think about physical exercise, they imagine athletic competitions and sculpted bodies. More than simply a way to achieve the best performance or a beautiful shape, physical exercise can promote and reestablish health. Physical therapy is a specific area of the health sciences specialized in treating and recovering the human body impaired by illness, an accident or surgeries. In order to restore the human body’s functionality, physical therapy has several different techniques and resources that include physical exercises as an important tool used in rehabilitation programs.

Throughout this book, you will encounter different physical exercises used in physical therapy to evaluate and establish rehabilitation programs. These are aimed at revitalizing the body’s function in five different areas: cardiorespiratory, orthopedics, neurology, gynecology and gerontology. In the cardiorespiratory section, you will understand the importance of oxygen provision during postural challenges a dynamic exercises. In addition, this same section explains the beneficial effects of physical exercises for patients with coronary artery disease and how physical exercises are used for pulmonary rehabilitation. The orthopedics section has very important concepts about how physical exercises are used to treat patellofemoral pain, knee osteoarthritis and shoulder dysfunctions. The neurology section brings actual concepts about the use of gait training for neurological rehabilitation; it explains the importance of strength training applied to neurorehabilitation and how physical exercises can be used to treat children with cerebral palsy. The gerontology section demonstrates the importance of motivation and adherence to physical exercises by elderly adults and also their dropout. Finally, the gynecology section brings concepts and physical exercises to evaluate and rehabilitate the pelvic floor muscles. It also brings to light the effects of physical activity on these muscles in pregnant women. After reading this book, you will increase your knowledge about how physical exercise can assess, treat and promote health for the life of your patients and your own life.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1
Oxygen Provision and Utilization During Postural Challenges and Dynamic Exercise
(Thomas Beltrame, Rodrigo Villar, Cleber Ferraresi, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 2
Dynamic Exercise: Beneficial Effects for Coronary Artery Disease Patients
(Aparecida Maria Catai, Rodrigo Polaquini Simões, Cristina de Oliveira Francisco, Audrey Borghi-Silva, Cardiovascular Physiotherapy Laboratory, Nucleous of Research in Physical exercise, Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 3
Resistance Exercise Training for CAD Patients
(Audrey Borghi-Silva, Renata Trimer, Renata G. Mendes, Aparecida Maria Catai, Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy Laboratory, Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 4
Respiratory Muscle Training Devices used in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
(Mauricio Jamami, Bruna Varanda Pessoa Santos, Ivanize Mariana Masselli dos Reis, Renata P. Basso Vanelli, Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 5
Effects of Aerobic and Resistance Training on the Rehabilitation Program for Chronic Respiratory Diseases Patients
(Valéria Amorim Pires Di Lorenzo, Júlia Gianjoppe Santos, Marina Sallum Barusso, Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 6
Rehabilitation Exercises for Patellofemoral Pain
(Theresa Helissa Nakagawa, Rodrigo Scattone Silva, Laboratory of Assessment and Intervention in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (LAIOT), Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 7
Therapeutic Exercises in the Rehabilitation of Knee Osteoarthritis
(Luiz Fernando Approbato Selistre, Paula Regina Mendes da Silva Serrão, Giovanna Camparis Lessi, Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 8
Clinical Rationale Behind the Exercises for Shoulder Dysfunctions
(Paula Rezende Camargo, Gisele Garcia Zanca, Melina Nevoeiro Haik, Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos,
São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 9
Gait Training in Neurological Rehabilitation
(Carolina Carmona Alcântara, Christiane Lanatovitz Prado Medeiros, Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos,
São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 10
Strength Training Applied to Neurorehabilitation
(Carolina Carmona Alcântara, Christiane Lanatovitz Prado Medeiros, Maíra Carolina Lixandrão, Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 11
Physical Exercise in Children with Cerebral Palsy
(Adriana Neves dos Santos, Simoni Sayuri Serikawa, Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Araranguá, Santa Catarina, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 12
Motivation, Adherence and Dropout of Physical Exercise in Older Adults
(Anielle Cristhine de Medeiros Takahashi, Leticia Carnaz, Ana Claudia Silva Farche, Paulo Giusti Rossi, Jéssica Bianca Aily, Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 13
Pelvic Floor Muscles: Evaluation and Rehabilitation
(Vanessa S. Pereira Baldon, Ana Paula M. Resende Bernardes, Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Chapter 14
Effects of Physical Activity on Pelvic Floor Muscles Function in Pregnant Women
(Patricia Driusso, Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira, Ana Carolina Sartorato Beleza, Miriam Raquel Diniz Zanetti, Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

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