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THE USE OF THE TECHNIQUE OF PROGRESSIVE-RESISTANCE EXERCISE IN ADOLESCENCE
J. Roswell Gallagher; Thomas L. Delorme
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Department of Health, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
1949 by The American Orthopaedic Association, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1949 Oct 01;31(4):847-858
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Abstract

1. This preliminary report suggests the effectiveness of the technique of progressive-resistance exercise in the after-care of knee injuries and low-back strains and in the development of the muscles of the upper trunk and arms of adolescents.

2. The desirability of utilizing a therapeutic-exercise method which will not only restore muscle power, but which will also produce a considerable increase over the strength existing prior to injury, is urged.

3. Further clinical trial of progressive-resistance exercise is suggested in conditions which require that muscle power be increased.

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