HCS 334 Week 4 Discussion 2 Case Study Flexibility
Case Study: Mrs. Smith
Your client, Mrs. Smith, just began training with you. She complains of lower back pain and occasional neck pain.
She sits for extended periods of time at work in an ill-fitting chair. She rarely exercises and always takes the elevator at work. Mrs. Smith is overweight by 40 lbs., she drinks three large diet sodas every day because she needs the caffeine to stay awake, and she smokes at least four cigarettes a day (usually after meals or eating).
Examine the exercise mode of flexibility by addressing the following:
• Describe how you would assess Mrs. Smith’s flexibility.
o Explain which flexibility tests you would select and explain your choices. Refer to the Chapter 5 Assessment Activities from Wellness: Concepts and Applications (8th ed.) as well as other scholarly sources.
o Summarize the procedure for one of the flexibility tests that you would perform on your client. • Appraise the following and include what you will say to your client to educate and advise her regarding these elements.
o The factors associated with lower back and neck pain o Thebenefitsofaflexibilityprogram
• Develop a flexibility plan by selecting four exercises or stretches that would be useful for Mrs. Smith to begin addressing her neck and back pain. For each of the four exercises:
o Identify the muscles used when performing these exercises/stretches. You must use the correct medical terminology for the muscles used in each exercise.
o Briefly describe the following to your client:
− How often and when to perform the exercises/stretches
− The type of stretch
− How long to hold the stretch
• Discuss three prevention tips for your client to assist her with beginning to make lifestyle changes that will have a great impact on her pain levels and tiredness.
Your initial post must be at least 250 words and contain at least three scholarly sources (one may be the textbook). All sources must be cited in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two peers. If possible, select one peer who chose a flexibility test that was similar to yours and another peer who choose a different test. Were your peers’ approaches to helping Mrs.
Smith similar to the approach you would take? Were their exercises and prevention tips helpful? Can you think of anything to add to their recommendations? Each peer response should contain at least 100 words.
Important information for writing discussion questions and participation
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Important information on Writing a Discussion Question
- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor
- A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
- Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
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