Therapeutic exercise: Types and indications

J. A. Delisa, B. J. DeLateur

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In the intact subject, strength is determined by the physiologic cross-sectional area of all the muscle fibers as influenced by the activity of the neural elements. Passive range-of-motion exercises prevent or help correct contractures but do not build strength. High-resistance, low-repetition exercises simultaneously develop strength and endurance. Isotonic exercises are generally preferable to isometric exercises.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-233
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican family physician
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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