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Publication Title: 
Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

A study was undertaken to observe any beneficial effect of yogic practices during training period on the young trainees. 54 trainees of 20-25 years age group were divided randomly in two groups i.e. yoga and control group. Yoga group (23 males and 5 females) was administered yogic practices for the first five months of the course while control group (21 males and 5 females) did not perform yogic exercises during this period. From the 6th to 10th month of training both the groups performed the yogic practices.

Author(s): 
Ray, U. S.
Mukhopadhyaya, S.
Purkayastha, S. S.
Asnani, V.
Tomer, O. S.
Prashad, R.
Thakur, L.
Selvamurthy, W.
Publication Title: 
Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

A study was undertaken to observe any beneficial effect of yogic practices during training period on the young trainees. 54 trainees of 20-25 years age group were divided randomly in two groups i.e. yoga and control group. Yoga group (23 males and 5 females) was administered yogic practices for the first five months of the course while control group (21 males and 5 females) did not perform yogic exercises during this period. From the 6th to 10th month of training both the groups performed the yogic practices.

Author(s): 
Ray, U. S.
Mukhopadhyaya, S.
Purkayastha, S. S.
Asnani, V.
Tomer, O. S.
Prashad, R.
Thakur, L.
Selvamurthy, W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare hands-on therapy, including heat, massage, and active exercises with postural education that emphasized increased self-efficacy and postural self-awareness along with education about the physiology of the disorder, and prescribed daily active exercises. SUBJECTS: Twenty-four randomly selected women, 12 custodians and 12 students, with neck and shoulder pain and stiffness.

Author(s): 
Pesco, Mary S.
Chosa, Etsuo
Tajima, Naoya
Publication Title: 
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research / National Strength & Conditioning Association

Massage for the purpose of health dates back to early civilization and more recently has been used in the management and prevention of sport injuries. Massage has also been used as part of a warm-up to help increase acute flexibility. However, the physiological benefits and mechanisms of massage are not well known. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of 3 massage conditions on hip flexion range of motion (ROM). This experimentation involved a novel massage technique, which focused the massage on the musculotendinous junction for a short duration.

Author(s): 
Huang, Stacey Y.
Di Santo, Mario
Wadden, Katie P.
Cappa, Dario F.
Alkanani, Thamir
Behm, David G.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To determine if the lateral gliding test for the cervical spine is a valid clinical test compared with radiological assessment as a tool for the diagnosis of intervertebral joint dysfunctions in the lower cervical spine in patients presenting with mechanical neck pain. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with mechanical neck pain presenting with an asymmetry of at least 5 degrees between left and right cervical lateral flexion and diagnosed with an intervertebral joint dysfunction in the lower cervical spine based on the lateral gliding test were studied.

Author(s): 
Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, César
Downey, Cristobal
Miangolarra-Page, Juan Carlos
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine if active release technique (ART) significantly increases hamstring flexibility in healthy male participants. METHODS: Twenty physically active male participants with no current or previous history of lower extremity injury received ART on the origins and insertions of the hamstrings and dorsal sacral ligament. The sit-and-reach test was used before and after treatment to determine hamstring flexibility. Summary statistics were calculated, and pre and post hamstring flexibility scores were compared using a related samples t test.

Author(s): 
George, James W.
Tunstall, Andrew C.
Tepe, Rodger E.
Skaggs, Clayton D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis is the most common musculoskeletal disorder, estimated to affect 3 million Australians. Previous studies support structured exercise programs and manipulation for hip osteoarthritis; however, no trials have examined treatment of the lower limb kinetic chain. The purpose of this case series was to report hip range of motion and pain scale outcomes in 4 patients diagnosed with hip osteoarthritis who were treated with chiropractic management of the lower limb kinetic chain.

Author(s): 
de Luca, Katie
Pollard, Henry
Brantingham, James
Globe, Gary
Cassa, Tammy
Publication Title: 
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) on health fitness in older individuals. METHODS: Thirty-eight community-dwelling persons aged 58 to 70 yr completed this study. The TCC group included 9 men and 11 women; the control group included 9 men and 9 women. The TCC group practiced TCC for 11.2+/-1.4 months, with the attendance of 4.6+/-1.3 times x wk(-1). Each session included 20 min of warm-up, 24 min of TCC practice, and 10 min of cooldown. The exercise intensity was 52-63% of the heart rate range.

Author(s): 
Lan, C.
Lai, J. S.
Chen, S. Y.
Wong, M. K.
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Sports Medicine

BACKGROUND: Tai Chi Chuan (TTC) exercise has beneficial effects on the components of physical condition and can produce a substantial reduction in the risk of multiple falls. Previous studies have shown that short term TCC exercise did not improve the scores in the single leg stance test with eyes closed and the sit and reach test. There has apparently been no research into the effects of TCC on total body rotation flexibility and heart rate responses at rest and after a three minute step test.

Author(s): 
Hong, Y.
Li, J. X.
Robinson, P. D.
Publication Title: 
Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi

PURPOSE: The purpose was to identify the effects of a Tai Chi exercise program on physical fitness, fall related perception and health status among institutionalized elderly. METHODS: A quasi-experimental research was carried out with a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. There were 23 subjects in the experimental group and 24 in the control group. The data was gathered by structured questionnaires about fall related perception, and health status. Physical fitness was measured by an exercise therapist with a blind principle.

Author(s): 
Liu, MingRen
So, Heeyoung

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