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Exploiting system fluctuations. Differential training in physical prevention and rehabilitation programs for health and exercise

Schollhorn, Wolfgang, Beckmann, Hendrik, & Davids, Keith W. (2010) Exploiting system fluctuations. Differential training in physical prevention and rehabilitation programs for health and exercise. Medicina (Kaunas), 46(6), pp. 365-373.

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      Abstract

      Background: Traditional causal modeling of health interventions tends to be linear in nature and lacks multidisciplinarity. Consequently, strategies for exercise prescription in health maintenance are typically group based and focused on the role of a common optimal health status template toward which all individuals should aspire. ----- -----

      Materials and methods: In this paper, we discuss inherent weaknesses of traditional methods and introduce an approach exercise training based on neurobiological system variability. The significance of neurobiological system variability in differential learning and training was highlighted.----- -----

      Results: Our theoretical analysis revealed differential training as a method by which neurobiological system variability could be harnessed to facilitate health benefits of exercise training. It was observed that this approach emphasizes the importance of using individualized programs in rehabilitation and exercise, rather than group-based strategies to exercise prescription.----- -----

      Conclusion: Research is needed on potential benefits of differential training as an approach to physical rehabilitation and exercise prescription that could counteract psychological and physical effects of disease and illness in subelite populations. For example, enhancing the complexity and variability of movement patterns in exercise prescription programs might alleviate effects of depression in nonathletic populations and physical effects of repetitive strain injuries experienced by athletes in elite and developing sport programs.

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      ID Code: 41038
      Item Type: Journal Article
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      Keywords: Neurobiological Variability, Physical Rehabilitation, Exercise Prescription, Health, Differential Training, System Fluctuations
      ISSN: 1010-660X
      Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy) (110321)
      Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
      Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
      Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
      Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
      Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Kauno Medicinos Universitetas
      Deposited On: 29 Mar 2011 15:35
      Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 05:34

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