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Exercise and ASL Interpreting1-1 Musculoskeletal Health Issues and the ASL Interpreter The Role of Exercise in Prevention and Treatment Brian Caster Division of Health and Physical Education WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
Exercise and ASL Interpreting1-2 Cumulative Motion Injury (CMI) Standard Practice Paper, Registry of Interpreters for the DeafStandard Practice Paper, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf – –Warm up prior to interpreting – –Movement Efficiency Fewer signs Relaxed, neutral arm position style Moderate speed; Moderate force – –Rest Periods – –Address Upper Arm, Upper Body muscle tightness – –Stretching, Exercise, ‘Alternative treatments’
Exercise and ASL Interpreting1-3 Cumulative Motion Injury (CMI) Some things to add:Some things to add: – –Time to Rehab = Time to Develop a CMI. – –COLD often more appropriate than Heat in injury treatment (RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) – –Hand, Wrist, Forearm problems may originate in more PROXIMAL areas (Shoulder, Shoulder Girdle, Neck, etc.) – –STRENGTH as important as FLEXIBILITY in maintaining joint and muscle health. – –A muscle relaxes more completely after CONTRACTING against a MODERATE RESISTANCE.
Exercise and ASL Interpreting1-4 Johnson, W. and Feuerstein, M. (2005) An Interpreter’s Interpretation: Sign Language Interpreters’ View of Musculoskeletal Disorders. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 15 (3), pp Handout: Abstract and Tables (article available online)Handout: Abstract and Tables (article available online) Causes, Preventions, Treatments vary widely. An Individual Approach necessary. Role of Exercise more widely recognized (unfortunately!) in Treatment than in Prevention.
Exercise and ASL Interpreting1-5 Exercise Categories for Today Top-Down StretchingTop-Down Stretching – –Neck, Shoulder, Spine flexibility check – –Lower Body postural muscle stretch Thera-Band Resistance ExercisesThera-Band Resistance Exercises – –Neck – –Upper Back – –Shoulder, Arm, Chest Pelvic and Low Back Stabilization Exercises (time permitting)Pelvic and Low Back Stabilization Exercises (time permitting) – –Pelvic Tilts – –Crunch/Curl-up (Abs) – –Bridges (Back)
Exercise and ASL Interpreting1-6 Top-Down Stretching NeckNeck – –Ear to Shoulder – –Chin to Shoulder – –Chin Shoulder to Shoulder Shoulder GirdleShoulder Girdle – –Shrug & Hold – –Shoulder Blades together in Back – –Press Hands Downward – –Shoulders together in Front – –Repeat dynamically, increasingly large circles Shoulder JointShoulder Joint – –Same as above, with outstretched arms Trunk/SpineTrunk/Spine – –Gentle Trunk Twists, Palms Up.
Exercise and ASL Interpreting1-7 Top-Down Stretching HipHip – –Seated, Ankle on Knee HamstringHamstring – –Heel on Chair (or heel on ground, box, or step) CalfCalf – –Toe on Wall ChestChest – –Palm on wall, turn away from shoulder. ShoulderShoulder – –Palm on wall across body, turn toward shoulder.
Exercise and ASL Interpreting1-8 Thera-Band Thera-Band Exercise ResourcesThera-Band Exercise Resources – –http://www.thera-bandacademy.comhttp://www.thera-bandacademy.com Neck ExercisesNeck ExercisesNeck ExercisesNeck Exercises Upper Back ExercisesUpper Back ExercisesUpper Back ExercisesUpper Back Exercises Shoulder/Arm/Chest Exercises (Level 1)Shoulder/Arm/Chest Exercises (Level 1)Shoulder/Arm/Chest Exercises (Level 1)Shoulder/Arm/Chest Exercises (Level 1) Shoulder/Arm/Chest Exercises (Level 2)Shoulder/Arm/Chest Exercises (Level 2)Shoulder/Arm/Chest Exercises (Level 2)Shoulder/Arm/Chest Exercises (Level 2)
Exercise and ASL Interpreting1-9 Core Stability Pelvic TiltPelvic Tilt – –Seated – –Supine Curl-upCurl-up – –Supine, arms at side – –Contract abdominals, hold, relax, repeat BridgeBridge – –Supine, palms down, feet flat – –Bridge until supported by shoulders and feet