"The aim of this study was to establish whether providing a comprehensive program of exercise or manual therapy results in significant additional benefits, over and above usual medical care," said J. Haxby Abbott, DPT, PhD, FNZCP at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, and a lead author on the study.
Existing evidence supports the effectiveness of exercise and manual therapy for easing hip and knee OA symptoms and improving physical function. However, no data existed to compare the addition of these treatment approaches to usual medical care for OA or for the long-term efficacy of this holistic approach. Researchers in New Zealand studied 206 OA patients for two years to measure the efficacy of adding regular physical exercise, manual therapy, or a combination of both therapies to standard care, versus continuing usual medical care for OA alone.
i got a cheap recently, and was looking for the original exercise manual but couldn’t find any free downloads online, but plenty of inofficial paid options.
here’s the link to a “total gym shaper” exercise booklet, which as far as i can tell is identical to the 1000/1500 version – and it’s free:
View on Amazon Rating: Amazon Price: $78.00 (as of April 30, 2016 4:22 pm – Details). Beefed up from 38 to 57 exercises, this new edition of Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training is a must for any professional library. It will help readers prepare for the NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam or its Certified Personal Trainer exam. It will also serve as a valuable reference for personal trainers and fitness instructors. Also, college and university faculty who teach courses in resistance training can use the manual and DVDs to complement hands-on instruction and demonstration or to teach exercise technique without going to a weight room. This resource provides clear descriptions for those performing resistance training exercises or for those who instruct others. The manual gives detailed explanations on technique for each free-weight and machine exercise, and the accompanying DVDs show the movements for each exercise in action. Readers using this manua