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Can You Exercise With Arthritis?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: The safest and most effective exercises for those suffering with debilitating arthritis.
Air Date: 10/23/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Lynn Millar, PhD
LynnMillar photo resizedA. Lynn Millar is a professor of Physical Therapy at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC. She completed her MS and PhD at Arizona State University (1979 and 1985, respectively), with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology and her MSPT at Andrews University in 1992. As a physical therapist she has consulted with numerous individuals regarding their osteoarthritis. In 2003 she authored a book, Action Plan for Arthritis, which was endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has authored several book chapters related to arthritis since then. Other areas of research have addressed response to stretching and other types of exercise. Lynn has been active with the ACSM and served in many capacities for the Midwest ACSM. She participated in the Michigan Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association on the research committee and on the Board of Directors, and presented at the national level for several organizations.
    Can You Exercise With Arthritis?
    You may think that Exercise and Arthritis don’t go hand in hand. But that’s not the case anymore. People used to assumed that if you had arthritis, you should not exercise because it could damage your joints. Now however, research has shown that exercise is an essential tool in managing your arthritis.

    We guide you on the safest and most effective exercises for those suffering with debilitating arthritis.



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