Advancing health through science, education and medicine

The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

Hartvig Nissen

Nissen, Hartvig, Practical Massage and Corrective Exercises with Applied Anatomy, Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Co, 1929.   (Orig. 1889)

Definition Objective

Secure removal of lymph, exudations, extravasations, increased circulation by stimulating the muscular and nervous systems, causing molecular changes, changes in sensation and changes in the nutritive functions.

General effects: increases circulation, respiration & temp., improved digestion, absorption & nutrition & facilitates excretion.  Muscles become developed, the bones & the whole human frame better proportion.  The appetite is increased, sleep is facilitated, brain acts more vigorously & is freed from psychical depression, relieves pain & removes congestion.

Nissen, 30, 32.

Frequency Type / Mode 

Frequency dependent on the patient, the weaker patient, the more often: 1-2x/day

Nissen, 30, 32.

Massage
Duration Time of Day  Intensity

 

 

© Copyright American College of Sports Medicine

Featured Publication

  Cancer survivors want to work with fitness professionals who have the knowledge to help them exercise safely. This new book also will help prepare you for the ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Trainer exam.…

» Read More