Changes in function and disability after resistance training: does velocity matter?: a pilot study. Sayers SP, Bean J, Cuoco A, LeBrasseur NK, Jette A, Fielding RA. Human Physilogy Laboratory, Department of Health Science, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Aug;82(8):605-13. Objective: To compare the effects of high- and low-velocity… Read More »»
Energy expenditure during walking with weight-bearing control (WBC) orthosis in thoracic level of paraplegic patients.
Design: Comparative study of the effectiveness of walking exercise with a newly developed gait orthosis, the weight-bearing control (WBC) orthosis, for thoracic level of paraplegic patients. Objective: To test its feasibility as a rehabilitation alternative for paraplegic patients, the energy consumption and cost during walking with WBC were calculated and compared with the values of… Read More »»
Involvement in Special Olympics and its relations to self-concept and actual competency in participants with developmental disabilities.
The current study examined the relations among components of a physical activity program, Special Olympics (SO), and the self-concepts (i.e., perceived physical competence, social acceptance, and general self-worth) and adaptive behaviors of individuals with developmental disabilities. This research can assist in the development of theoretical models of how physical activity programs can be implemented to… Read More »»
As an undergraduate student with cerebral palsy, I found it difficult to achieve my goal of starting a regular exercise program at my school, the University of Central Florida. However, when I started a program called Assisted Workouts in spring 2003. the struggle proved to be well worth it. The program is not only beneficial… Read More »»
Effectiveness of a group exercise program in a long-term care facility: a randomized pilot trial. Baum EE, Jarjoura D, Polen AE, Faur D, Rutecki G. Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Affiliated Hospitals at Canton, Canton, Ohio, USA. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2003 Mar-Apr;4(2):74-80. Objective: The purpose of this pilot was to determine whether… Read More »»
Exercise for patients with chronic disease: physician responsibility. Painter P. Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California at San Francisco, Box 0610 UCSF, 2 Koret Way, Room 605C, San Francisco, CA 94143-0610, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org Curr Sports Med Rep. 2003 Jun;2(3):173-80. Patients with chronic disease typically become severely deconditioned, which often leads to physical disability. Every… Read More »»
Objective: To evaluate whether patients with ankylosing spondylitis who perform disease-specific exercises more frequently have fewer functional limitations and disability than those who exercise more often. Design: Cross-sectional; retrospective chart review. Setting: Rehabilitation center in Austria. Participants: A sample of 1,500 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (1,163 men, 337 women; mean age +/- standard deviation, 50+/-12… Read More »»
Objective: One of the mandates of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is to address the accessibility of public facilities for all people. The aim of this study was to determine how compliant physical activity facilities in western Oregon were with regard to Title III of the ADA. Comparisons were also made… Read More »»
Exercise and sports for children who have disabilities. Wilson PE. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Box 285, Children’s Hospital, 1056 E. 19th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218, USA. email@example.com@tchden.org Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2002 Nov;13(4):907-23, ix This article focuses on the exercise needs of children who have disabilities, how these needs differ from… Read More »»
Objective: To examine the effectiveness of a supervised aerobic exercise program, a self-management education program, and the combination of exercise and education for women with fibromyalgia (FM). Methods: One hundred fifty-two women were randomized into one of 4 groups: exercise-only, education-only, exercise and education, or control. The duration of the study was 12 weeks. All… Read More »»