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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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18 Combined effect of Noble's exercise and abdominal binders has received little attention, thus, the purpose of this study was to highlight the efficacy of therapeutic exercise in the reduction of diastasis recti.
4% of the respondents providing therapeutic exercise and most performing posture analysis and muscle balance testing--techniques restricted to rehabilitation specialists and certified clinical exercise physiologist.
The text assumes an understanding of human anatomy and clinical diagnostic skills, basic principles of acute injury management, therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercise.
Section Two details 11 case studies offering narrative insights into the clinical application of therapeutic exercise.
Written with physiotherapists in mind, this book contains information to support any healthcare practitioner in the prescription of therapeutic exercise.
Therapeutic exercise for musculoskeletal injuries, 3d ed.
The physical therapy interventions included skin care, manual lymph drainage, therapeutic exercise, compression bandaging, and patient/family education for lymphedema precautions, compression bandaging and a home exercise program.
Land-based therapeutic exercise demonstrated a combined treatment effect of 0.
For the purposes of this review therapeutic exercise does not include physical education training, or prevention of disease in people, or body movement for the purposes of assessment.
The study by QM Group showed that in fact far from being a therapeutic exercise shopping is driving us crazy.

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