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WELLNESS and FITNESS

In April 2009 The Washington Post featured 2 articles on fitness and wellness that included interviews with APTA members.

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Apr 18, 2009 11:30 AM - The idea of kids in the gym is gaining support among pediatricians and fitness experts, providing a healthy, entertaining opportunity for a parent-and-child relationship, says an article in Tuesday's Post that features APTA member Seth Blee, PT.

Some health facilities are opening up their membership to younger members with some restrictions, such as allowing 10- to 16-year-olds to work out if they're accompanied by a parent or guardian. Washington, DC, area YMCAs allow children younger than 16 to use gym equipment if they're accompanied by a parent and only after they've been evaluated by a Y fitness trainer. The Frederick County Y system recently lowered its age minimum to 11, but kids up to 14 have to go through an orientation session and must work out within sight of their parents at all times, the article says.

An Express article featuring Jennifer Gamboa, PT, DPT, OCS, discusses a new annual exam - the fitness physical, based on physical therapy principles. The exam "tackles posture, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular capacity in an exhaustive way." The entire process takes an hour and 15 minutes in a 1-on-1 session with a PT.

Body Dynamics, a Washington area physical therapy and wellness center, has been performing a similar battery of tests on dancers from the Washington Ballet and other elite athletes for years, says the Post.

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