Posts Tagged 'athletes'

Isometric Strength Training

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According to American College of Sports Medicine, resistance training is an essential element of a well-rounded workout routine. Some benefits include: prevent osteoporosis, decrease the risk of heart disease, reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol and help to control weight.

Posted by Henrik Nielsen Feb 06, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Looking At Shoulder Pain (Part I)

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Shoulder pain is a serious health issue for people who use wheelchairs – some studies show a prevalence as high as 70%! And too often this pain, or the fear of causing this pain, limits participation in an exercise program. As a physical therapist, I often hear “I don’t exercise because I don’t want to hurt my shoulders” or “my shoulders hurt and I don’t want to do more breakdown or cause more pain.” I understand this. It is very natural to avoid pain. But we have to take a step back and look at the cause of the pain.

Posted by Kristin Mcnealus Dec 07, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

How To Stay Active And Healthy, Here are some tips

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Having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t be active and healthy at the same time. In fact, everyone needs daily exercise in their lives in order to feel good and improve body function and mood. The key is to ask your doctor about what’s right for you. For example, what will work well with any medications you’re taking, and how much exercise should you try to get in within a given week?

Posted by Rebecca Moore Oct 27, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Prevent Pressure Ulcers for Wheelchair Users

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Pressure ulcers or bedsores arise if you have an inadequate supply of blood flow to the skin in a particular region. They form when your skin and soft tissue presses against a harder surface such as chair or bed for a long time. This pressure reduces the blood flow to the area. Lack of blood supply damages the skin tissues resulting in pressure ulcers. The most typical reason for a pressure sore is the lack of movement. So, it is common in people who are moving in wheelchairs or lying in a bed. People who are overweight or underweight can also develop pressure ulcers. It also happens to people who are not able to control their bowels or bladder and people who spend a lot of time in one position.

Posted by Renu Sharma Sep 26, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

No Value means No Equality

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The big story on today’s internet was finding out that Olympic gold medals are valued at $25,000, while Paralympic gold medals are valued at $5,000. There is a separation and maybe some equality.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 21, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

The best wheelchair rugby match I ever saw was

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Hello Sports fans! What an Incredible conclusion to our Paralympics in Rio as well as the Wheelchair rugby event as  whole was well represented. For Team USA it would not be any other way, led by Team Captain Chuck Aoki against Australia, the defending gold medalist in London in Paralympic games of 2012, featuring the best player in the world Ryley Batt.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 19, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

Are you ready for some Wheelchair Rugby?

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It’s that time of the week when at the Paralympics the sport that has everyone on their heels or wheels . This sport will either make you a lifetime fan or a hater of the sport. It is time for the world to know about the sport of wheelchair rugby. Get Ready Rio!

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 14, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

Are you ready for the Paralympic Games!

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As the summer draws to an end let’s not forget to watch one more spectacular event. The 2016 Paralympic Games are in Rio. These games, like the Olympics, will be also televised on NBS sports network. So please look to tune in.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 09, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

Get Moving: Run, Swim and Hula Hoop!

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We all know that good health is critical to our well-being, and exercise is a key component of achieving good health. And for many, the hardest part of a fitness routine is simply getting started. You may be fighting a chronic condition. You may be struggling to get the hang of a certain activity. You may be simply overwhelmed at how far off your goals appear. But here’s the good news: no one starts out a world-class athlete!

Posted by Mark Kirkpatrick Sep 06, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

You Get What You Earned!

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As we all gather around the TV to watch the Paralympic Games in Rio which will be on NBC starting on September 8, remember that when cheering on Team USA and watching your favorite country/sport, one thing to keep in mind is that winning any medal is a culmination of a long journey filled with HOURS of Grueling Work!

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 30, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments