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What is an individualized exercise prescription for?
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Personalization
It's a guide that's tailored to meet a person's specific exercise/fitness goals, accounting for possible underlying medical ailments.
It will often include very detail plans, including daily exercise routines, the weights involved, number of repetitions, rest times, time and intensity of any associated cardiovascular exercise.

In brief: Personalization
It's a guide that's tailored to meet a person's specific exercise/fitness goals, accounting for possible underlying medical ailments.
It will often include very detail plans, including daily exercise routines, the weights involved, number of repetitions, rest times, time and intensity of any associated cardiovascular exercise.
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Help
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Luke Kane
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Different strokes
Exercise prescriptions are useful when a patient may be at risk for developing a disease such as hyperlipidemia or for injury rehabilitation.
In the first case the provider may prescribe exercise as a first line treatment before putting the patient on lipid lowering pharmacotherapy. Treatment is individualized per patient to ensure they are able to perform the given exercises.

In brief: Different strokes
Exercise prescriptions are useful when a patient may be at risk for developing a disease such as hyperlipidemia or for injury rehabilitation.
In the first case the provider may prescribe exercise as a first line treatment before putting the patient on lipid lowering pharmacotherapy. Treatment is individualized per patient to ensure they are able to perform the given exercises.
Luke Kane
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