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To put into action, practice, or force; to make use of something, such as a right or option.

To exercise dominion over land is to openly indicate absolute possession and control.

To exercise discretion is to choose between doing and not doing something, the decision being based on sound judgment.


(Discharge a function), verb act, administer, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, conduct, do duty, efficere, engage in, execute, exercere, facere, officiate, perform, practice, pursue, put in motion, put into action, put into effect, put into practice, serve as, translate into action, wage
Associated concepts: authority exercised under the United States Constitution, exercise an option, exercise jurisdiccion, exercise of judicial discretion
Foreign phrases: Cui jurisdictio data est, ea quoque connessa esse videntur, sine quibus jurisdictio explicari non potest.To whomsoever jurisdiction is given, those things also are supposed to be granted, without which the jurissiction cannot be exercised. Frustra est potentia quae nunquam venit in actum. A power is a vain one if it is never exercised.


(Use), verb apply, avail oneself of, bring into play, bring to bear, draw on, employ, make use of, operate, practice, put in action, put in practice, put to use, put to work, turn to account, utilize, wield
Associated concepts: exercise a right to vote, exercise an option, exercise discretion, exercise dominion, exercise due care, exercise of power
See also: act, apply, campaign, commission, discipline, effort, employ, endeavor, enterprise, exert, exploit, labor, officiate, operate, ply, practice, problem, resort, transaction, undertaking, wield, work
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The relationship between shoulder and core has been shown by the activation of core musculature during upper extremity movements in previous studies.[10-13] Although the inclusion of core stabilization exercises into rehabilitation program for shoulder injury has been advocated,[14,15] the evidence to show direct effect of core stabilization on shoulder muscle strength is still lacking.
Since the stabilization exercises exerted a minimal load on the spinal column, it can be regarded as an important clinical approach to curing acute LBP in rehabilitation centers.
Multifidi muscles median frequency before and after spinal stabilization exercises. Arch Phys Med Rehabil.
Lumbar stabilization exercises, (a) abdominal and lumbar concentric exercises, and (b) isotonic neck, shoulder, and back exercises.
Core Stabilization Exercise Group: Subjects allocated to this group were managed with core stabilization exercise targeting deep muscles of the abdomen.
Goldby et al (2006) found that spinal stabilization exercises were more effective than manual therapy in reducing pain intensity and disability and dysfunction.
A host of theories and "stabilization exercise" programs have been developed to train these muscles as a means of treating and/or preventing LBP.
Admittedly, FR in the current study applied similar positions to the core stabilization exercises but the exercises done by the CORE group were superior in improving the trunk muscle endurance.
Bettes starts her day in the PT room so she can get occasional advice from the PT team while she warms ups with hip and shoulder stabilization exercises. Then she uses company class to focus on improving her technique.
The influence of specific training on trunk muscle recruitment patterns in healthy subjects during stabilization exercises. Manual Therapy 12, 271-279