Hump Day Hustling – Weekly Research Summary – February 8, 2023

Exercise compliance barriers, gamification of rehab, and much more coming at you in this edition of Hump Day Hustling! Enjoy, and if you want to dive deeper with ICE Physio we’ve got over 200 courses slated for 2023, check out our Upcoming Dates and Locations to reserve your spot!


A role in rehab?

Rehabilitation doesn’t have to be boring and if you make it fun people do better and are more likely to keep rocking their exercise program! Check out this recently published open access narrative review of all things gamification and musculoskeletal rehab!


Does it matter WHERE in the range we train?

It’s not often we see location within the range of motion as the variable of choice to be manipulated, which makes this open access piece from Schoenfeld and others really interesting. The study involved training one arm different than the other 3x per week across 8 weeks in untrained women. Big picture findings were that initial range training had greater strength benefit as measured by 1RM and distal hypertrophy.

HEP Compliance

An examination of barriers

We all know the struggle of getting patients to prioritize their home exercises is real. This recently published paper evaluated barriers to adherence in neck pain, but much of this is likely transferrable to other MSK issues.

Key takeaways:

  • Higher adherence to the HEP is associated with better outcomes
  • Patients expressed they would be more adherent if the exercise reduced their pain and/or they had a positive prior PT experience

Exercise for Depression

Systematic review: 41 studies, N=2241

You know what’s coming, but it still feels good to read it.

Conclusion: “Exercise is efficacious in treating depression and depressive symptoms and should be offered as an evidence-based treatment option focusing on supervised and group exercise with moderate intensity and aerobic exercise regimes.”

BJSM Article Link

Resistance Training

The gift that keeps on giving

Hot off the ACSM press we bring you “The Health Benefits of Resistance Exercise: Beyond Hypertrophy and Big Weights“. This article is open access and dives into the myriad of benefits affecting every aspect of life, and even the length of life itself, gained through resistance training. If you are looking for a shareable form of this info to blast out to your communities this Instagram post from @menno.henselmans is a really nice summary

PTonICE Rewind

Did you miss any of our ICE Physio podcasts last week? Well here you go!

Monday: “I am thankful for my period” (Jess Gingerich)
Tuesday: “My top 5 sciatica lessons” (Eric Chaconas)
Wednesday: “Tips for older adults with BPPV” (Alex Germano)
Thursday: “Payment hybridization: Why, how, when?” (Alan Fredendall)
Friday: “Clogged ducts, mastitis, and our role as physical therapists” (Rachel Moore)

Thank You! – ICE Faculty

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