ISSA Unit 26 - Exercise and arthritis
ISSA Unit 26 - Exercise and arthritis

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1: What is “arthritis” and explain its impact in the US?

Inflammation of the joints which causes pain, stiffness, and limitation of motion. The Arthritis Foundation states that arthritis has a cost that goes beyond pain: medical care, lost wages, insurance, lost income taxes, homecare services, etc. Conservative estimates of the annual cost of arthritis place the total at approximately $15 billion per year and rising.

2: What are the six basic guidelines recommended by the Arthritis Foundation to effectively assist arthritic clients?

Consult with a physician to plan the ideal program.
Begin the exercise program at a moderate intensity level, with a gradual increase.
Get sufficient rest between exercises.
Rest adequately.
Exercise at least twice a day.
Develop a structured plan for exercising daily.
All other factors being equal, exercise during a time when the individual has the least amount of pain, stiffness, and fatigue.

3: Explain the 3 fundamental varieties of activity that should be incorporated in arthritis patients’ workout program

full ROM exercises, strength conditioning exercises, and aerobic training (cardio).

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Tyler Read

Tyler Read, BSc, CPT. Tyler holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University and is a certified personal trainer (CPT) with NASM (National Academy of sports medicine), and has over 15 years of experience working as a personal trainer. He is a published author of running start, and a frequent contributing author on Healthline and Eat this, not that.

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2 thoughts on “ISSA Unit 26 – Exercise and arthritis”

  1. PTPioneer User

    Tyler you are the man 🙌🏼, here’s a huge thanks for what you do👏🏼. I just had a quick question, can ISSA certification land a job in Thailand at the moment during covid?

    1. Tyler Read - Certified Personal Trainer with PTPioneer

      Thanks so much for the kind words. In terms of using a certification in a specific country, I definitely recommend asking local employers what certifications they accept. Good luck with your personal training career.

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