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The effects of an aquatics exercise program on sit to stand mechanics, flexibility, and balance in a group of arthritic women

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dc.contributor.author Szajcz, Nicole E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-12T17:51:30Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-12T17:51:30Z
dc.date.issued 2001-06-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/2626
dc.description.abstract Arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses. It is an inflammatory condition that causes pain and stiffness in the joints. It presently affects approximately four million Canadians. As this illness progresses, it deteriorates the cartilage of a joint causing major limitation in activities of daily living due to decreases in strength, flexibility, and balance. The sit to stand movement is one of the most essential motor skills performed in daily life. This study was an attempt to find ways to improve functional ability within the arthritis population. The two purposes of the study was to examine the effects of an aquatics program on the mechanics of the sit-to-stand movement and on flexibility, balance, strength, and agility in arthritic patients. The aquatic program was based on the Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatic Program (AFYAP). (Abstract shortened by UMI.) en_US
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dc.title The effects of an aquatics exercise program on sit to stand mechanics, flexibility, and balance in a group of arthritic women en_US
dc.degree.discipline Physical Education & Recreational Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US


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