Promoting Strength-Based Rehabilitation Programs for Optimal Pain and Injury Management and Recovery: A Professional Perspective Editorial

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Katie Dabrowski


Strength Training, Injury Rehabilitation, Pain Management


A frequent and prevalent issue in pain and injury rehabilitation settings is the under-dosing and underutilization of exercise- and strength-based intervention methods designed for long-term improvements. Currently, rehabilitation settings rely on non-evidence-based, passive modalities, low dosage of exercise, and minimal use of progressive overload principles. Moreover, these therapeutic rehabilitation settings neglect the evidence regarding the benefit of strength interventions on populations spanning from: high performing athletes, older women with sarcopenia, individuals with chronic low back pain, and individuals with cerebral palsy.

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