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Scott W. Cheatham

The interprofessional care of clients among allied health professionals has become a frequent practice. 1 – 4 In sports medicine, it is not uncommon for athletes to see various professionals such as a physical therapist (PT), athletic trainer (AT), and fitness professional (FP). 1 , 5 , 6

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Jenny H. Conviser, Amanda Schlitzer Tierney and Riley Nickols

Pediatrics, 2005 ; Rosendahl, Bormann, Aschenbrenner, Aschenbrenner, & Strauss, 2009 ). Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Athletic Trainer, & Physical Therapist It is recommended that coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists and certified fitness professionals, who are ED-informed or ED

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Scott W. Cheatham, Kyle R. Stull and Morey J. Kolber

Background: Roller massage (RM) has become a common intervention among health and fitness professionals. Recently, manufacturers have merged the science of vibration therapy and RM with the development of vibration rollers. Of interest, is the therapeutic effects of such RM devices. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a vibration roller and nonvibration roller intervention on prone knee-flexion passive range of motion (ROM) and pressure pain threshold (PPT) of the quadriceps musculature. Methods: Forty-five recreationally active adults were randomly allocated to one of 3 groups: vibration roller, nonvibration roller, and control. Each roller intervention lasted a total of 2 minutes. The control group did not roll. Dependent variables included prone knee-flexion ROM and PPT measures. Statistical analysis included parametric and nonparametric tests to measure changes among groups. Results: The vibration roller demonstrated the greatest increase in PPT (180 kPa, P < .001), followed by the nonvibration roller (112 kPa, P < .001) and control (61 kPa, P < .001). For knee flexion ROM, the vibration roller demonstrated the greatest increase in ROM (7°, P < .001), followed by the nonvibration roller (5°, P < .001) and control (2°, P < .001). Between groups, there was a significant difference in PPT between the vibration and nonvibration roller (P = .03) and vibration roller and control (P < .001). There was also a significant difference between the nonvibration roller and control (P < .001). For knee ROM, there was no significant difference between the vibration and nonvibration roller (P = .31). A significant difference was found between the vibration roller and control group (P < .001) and nonvibration roller and control group (P < .001). Conclusion: The results suggest that a vibration roller may increase an individual’s tolerance to pain greater than a nonvibration roller. This investigation should be considered a starting point for future research on this technology.

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Scott W. Cheatham, Kyle R. Stull, Mike Fantigrassi and Ian Montel

The squat is a foundational exercise utilized in resistance training programs. Often, the squat is used to develop strength and power in the lower-extremity, and is a fundamental exercise in an athlete’s training program. Allied health and fitness professionals often prescribe different versions of

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Sheryl Miller and Mary Fry

 al., 2013 ; Strelan & Hargreaves, 2005 ), which may contribute to the already decreased body satisfaction many college goers’ experience. Therefore, fitness professionals would benefit from better understanding how to foster college students’ engagement in regular physical activity for health

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Laura K. Fewell, Riley Nickols, Amanda Schlitzer Tierney and Cheri A. Levinson

reshape their relationship with fitness. The program understood the importance of including an eating disorder informed and sensitive fitness professional (NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist) to address harmful fitness training practices that the patient-athletes were accustomed to. In an

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Eva A. Jaarsma, Damian Haslett and Brett Smith

) session facilitators—that is, people who organized the sports taster sessions such as coaches, fitness professionals, volunteers, and charity employees. Data Collection Six research assistants recruited participants at 15 taster sports sessions over the week. All research assistants had been trained in conducting

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Renee Engeln, Margaret Shavlik and Colleen Daly

many fitness professionals may only make occasional appearance-related commentary in fitness classes, it is important not to underestimate how these comments about “bikini bodies” and “ditching love handles,” even when rare, can negatively impact the women who hear them. There is no compelling reason

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Rebecca T. Marsh Naturkach and Donna L. Goodwin

analysis, described in detail in the “Data Analysis” section. Study Context The CSL community partner was a not-for-profit, disability-specific community fitness organization housed at a large North American university. The facility was staffed by adapted physical activity fitness professionals and was