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Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy

Effects of Age and ACL Reconstruction on Quadriceps Gamma Loop Function

Effects of Age and ACL Reconstruction on Quadriceps Gamma Loop Function Richardson, Michael S ABSTRACT Background and Purpose: Both aging and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are associated with strength deficits, which can in turn influence performance of activities of daily living. Thus it is informative to understand mechanisms underlying strength deficits. Age-related declines in […]

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Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy

Applying Knowles’ Model of Andragogy to Individualized Osteoporosis Education

Applying Knowles’ Model of Andragogy to Individualized Osteoporosis Education Chesbro, Steven B ABSTRACT Osteoporosis is one of many health-related conditions about which physical therapists routinely educate consumers. However, the process by which therapists provide education is variable. Malcolm Knowles introduced a model of adult education in the 1960s, called andragogy, which identified characteristics of how […]

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Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy

Differences in Balance Related Measures Among Older Adults Participating in Tai Chi, Structured Exercise, or No Exercise

Differences in Balance Related Measures Among Older Adults Participating in Tai Chi, Structured Exercise, or No Exercise Hakim, Renée M INTRODUCTION Health care professionals and researchers are exploring many methods that can be used to improve balance and decrease the risk of falling for older adults.This emphasis has emerged in light of the estimate that […]

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Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy

Effects and Interactions of Vitamin D Deficiency, Calcium and Parathyroid Hormone on Physical Concerns in the Elderly: A Review, The

Effects and Interactions of Vitamin D Deficiency, Calcium and Parathyroid Hormone on Physical Concerns in the Elderly: A Review, The Friel, Karen ABSTRACT Vitamin D, calcium, and parathyroid hormone function together in a tightly regulated system: alterations in the level of one of these chemicals has significant effects on the levels of the other two. […]