Special Issue "Physical Exercise as a Therapeutic Resource"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: biomechanics; movement disorders; physical activity and exercise and pain
Interests: ageing-related diseases; frailty; physical therapy; therapeutic exercise; pain
Interests: motor control and learning on children and adolescents
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On behalf of IJERPH, we are organizing a Special Issue on the effects of physical exercise as a therapeutic approach to improve performance and health. IJERPH is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes manuscripts and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to the website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
One of the most powerful resources to maintain or improve quality of life is physical exercise. Therapeutic exercise is the systematic and planned execution of body movements, postures and physical activities, so that the patient can i) correct or prevent alterations; ii) improve, restore, or enhance physical functioning; iii) prevent or reduce health risk factors, and iiii) optimize their overall health, fitness or feeling of well-being. Thus, physical exercise-based therapeutic programs should be specifically prescribed and supervised when the target population presents any injury, disease or pathology.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the impact of therapeutic exercise on any condition, for example, its effects on improving the cardiovascular or respiratory system, repairing or avoiding comorbidities of nervous system diseases, resolving acute or chronic injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and benefiting emotional status. Included studies may also address potential considerations depending on specific factors (i.e., age, sex) or specific purposes (i.e., time to return to work after injury) Studies analyzing factors to improve adherence to therapeutic exercise programs will be also considered, as will studies that objectify the impact of therapeutic exercise in different areas such as biomechanics, physiology, or image techniques. The listed keywords include a few of the many possible subject areas.
Prof. Dr. Pilar Serra-Añó
Prof. Dr. Marta Inglés de la Torre
Prof. Dr. Xavier García-Massó
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- Therapeutic exercise
- Public health
- Quality of life
- Physical activity
- Physical exercise
- Leisure time