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How Exercise Effects Your Brain

December 9, 2011

To learn more about how exercise affects the brain, scientists in Ireland recently asked a group of sedentary male college students to take part in a memory test followed by strenuous exercise. First, the men watched a rapid-fire lineup of photos with the faces and names of strangers. After a break, they tried to recall


"I enjoy fishing. I enjoy walking. Those are very good, but they don't give you a complete workout. This gives you a complete workout."

Dean Danielson

Exercise Solutions for Medical Conditions

Physical therapy can help you recover from surgery and injuries, and help you live more easily with chronic health conditions. Your physical therapist will work with you to establish your goals, then create a program of educational, range-of-motion, strengthening, and endurance activities to meet your needs.

Some physical therapy and health conditions require a rehabilitation team approach. Conditions such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and major cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) problems usually require the attention of a team of health care practitioners. This team can include doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other professionals. Physical therapists represent a critical part of this team, addressing issues such as range of motion, strength, endurance, mobility and safety. The physical therapist can also recommend equipment to help you self-manage your thearapy treatment at home. In fact, many people purchase the Resistance Chair exercise and rehabilitation system upon the advice of their physical therapist.