Lower-Extremity Osteoarthritis-Assessment & Treatment Options

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A. Lynn Millar, Jennifer M. Hootman
76 minutes
Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the US, and is projected to continue to increase in prevalence due to increased obesity rates and the aging of the population. Lower-Extremity Osteoarthritis-Assessment and Treatment Options is designed as a resource for health care and exercise professionals who are working with individuals with osteoarthritis. The DVD is an invaluable tool for professionals who want to identify and develop safe and appropriate exercise programs for adults with osteoarthritis. The DVD reviews several CDC-recommended, community-based exercise programs, as well as details the key factors involved in an optimal therapeutic exercise prescription.

Among the topics covered:

• Basic assessment concepts
• Special areas for assessment
• General training modifications
• What is arthritis?
• Many benefits of exercise
• PA recommendations for PWA