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The Daily Adjustable Progressive Resistance Exercise System: Getting Reacquainted With an Old Friend

Wilson, Maj. Eric PT, DSc, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 2 - pp 76-78
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31816a87d8
COLUMNS: Flexibility and Rehab Tips

EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION IS AN IMPORTANT INTERVENTION IN OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION. ADEQUATELY STRENGTHENING MUSCLES WITHOUT CAUSING FURTHER INJURY CAN BE A PROBLEM, ESPECIALLY IN POSTOPERATIVE CARE. THIS CAUSES US TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF “NOT ENOUGH” INSTEAD OF “TOO MUCH,” WHICH REDUCES THE DESIRED BENEFIT OF EXERCISE. THE DAILY ADJUSTABLE PROGRESSIVE RESISTANCE EXERCISE (DAPRE) SYSTEM IS ONE OF THE BEST EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION TOOLS A CLINICIAN CAN HAVE. THIS COLUMN WILL REVIEW THE DAPRE SYSTEM AND HOW IT CAN BE EFFECTIVELY USED BY REHABILITATION PROFESSIONALS.

Dyess Air Force Base, Texas

Maj. Eric Wilson the Physical Therapy Flight Commander at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.

© 2008 National Strength and Conditioning Association