Posts Tagged 'coach'

1,2,3..Power!

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“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

– John Wooden

Posted by Megan Mindel Sep 16, 2013 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Goalball Anyone?

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I’ll never forget the first time I heard about Goalball.  My high school basketball coach arranged for my team to meet with Jen Armbruster, a member of Team USA Goalball, that won a gold medal at the Paralympics in Beijing, China in 2008. As we walked into a room generally used for the football team meetings, I had no idea what I was about to hear.  My basketball coach asked Jen to come speak with us, because we were having

Posted by Julia Venable Aug 28, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

BE THE FLOWER

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Maybe you’ve heard the jokes about directors asking actors to “be more autumn” or “be the tree.”  Well, maybe that joke is really a great idea!

Try this acting exercise at home or out and about in the world:

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Jul 10, 2013 Posted in Disability 14 Comments

Burnout for People with Disabilities in Athletics

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Burnout is a subject that has been widely researched in the Health, Sports, and Fitness disciplines. Recent studies show links between burnout and musculoskeletal diseases including chronic neck and back pain and osteoarthritis for women and cardiovascular disease in men.[i]

Posted by Kerry Jun 24, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Principles of Professionalism

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In December 2009, I began a journey with a new Fitness and Movement Specialist to advance my goal to walk without assistive devices.  At the time, I had no way of knowing how hard I would work, how far I would be pushed, or how much I would achieve. While I have a long history of working with professionals from multiple disciplines, through my work with James R. House, III, I would come to understand what a true working alliance is— a shared partnership between a client and a professional.

Posted by Kerry May 09, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

One Size does not fit all: Experience, Assessment, and Learning from Industry Leaders

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In this article, James R. House, III, discusses the development of his professional expertise as a Movement Specialist and the application of his training in his work with clients.

Posted by Kerry May 03, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Left Arm, Right Leg… Re-set”: The Importance of Interlimb Coordination

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It is 9:00 AM on a Saturday morning.  I am on my hands and knees in a crawl stance at the beginning of several mats which have been put down ahead of me. 

Posted by Kerry Mar 05, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Coats and Buttons: Accommodation and Independence in a Professional-Client Dynamic

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My self-reliance was continuously fostered and encouraged.  I grew up with a “Do it yourself” mentality. 

Posted by Kerry Feb 26, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Working Alliance: A Cooperative Strategy, Knowledge, Preparation, and Action

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The Working Alliance:

A Cooperative Strategy, Knowledge, Preparation, and Action

 

Kerry A. Wiley

 

Because of my personal and professional interests as a Social Worker, I try to stay current on issues in the Health, Disability, Fitness, and Rehabilitation Fields. 

Posted by Kerry Feb 19, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Stuck in Second Gear

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Kerry A. Wiley

While walking to the Fitness Center for one of my sessions, I passed a pickup truck.  The driver is getting ready to pull out of the parking lot.  The truck smoothly shifted into 1st, 2nd, and then 3rd gear, and proceeds to drive out.   

Posted by Kerry Feb 12, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments