Posts Tagged 'fitness'

Easy Way to Adapt Your Kitchen

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For those who have a disability that inhibits your cooking skills, I have just the thing to help adapt your kitchen without spending oodles of money on renovations. All you need is a toaster oven! I have collected a few of my favorite recipes for you and listed them below.

Posted by Carleton Rivers May 22, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

5 Basic Principles of Adaptive Yoga

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Yoga may have been around for thousands of years, but an exciting new branch of yoga has emerged—adaptive yoga—thanks to adaptive yoga pioneer, Matt Sanford. Also known as wheelchair yoga, universal yoga, yoga for non-traditional students, yoga is here and it’s doing some amazing things for people with disabilities.

Posted by Chris Miller May 21, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

ACT2MOVE and MOVE2ACT: Why Shakespeare?

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If your only experience with the Bard (a nickname for Shakespeare, bard meaning poet) was a torturous memorizing of Julius Ceasar’s monologue, “Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears” in 10th grade English, you might be wondering why Shakespeare inspires  Dr. Bloom.  

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp May 17, 2013 Posted in Disability 6 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

Communities, Belonging, and Authentic Inclusion

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Regardless of whether a person has a disability or not, we all want to connect.  We all want to have a ‘place’ where we belong.  When I refer to the concept of place, I do not mean the bricks and mortar of a building.  I did not join the Fitness Center I go to because of the physical space or equipment.  I joined because from the first day I walked through the door, I was treated as a member of the larger group.  Community in the broadest terms creates a sense of belonging for members of a group.[i] 

Posted by Kerry May 07, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 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

Whitewater Rafting? Yes, You Can!

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It all depends on how you face the challenges of your disability. Life is an adventure and even with limited mobility you can create a rich, experiential life for yourself or someone in your family who has a disability. What if you knew that persons with visual impairments, autism, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and hemiplegia could have a blast whitewater rafting all year long?

Posted by Susan Hawkins Apr 25, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The “Working Alliance”: Establishing An Effective Partnership

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In the field of Social Work, the connection between a professional and client is called a “working alliance.”  The alliance begins when the professional and client agree about the work to be done.  In the context of fitness, I have formed “working alliances” with five professionals over the last six years.

Each professional brought different talents, skill sets, training, and features to my program.  The “working alliance” describes my efforts and work with the fitness professionals.

Posted by Kerry Apr 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

How water aerobics can help in rehabilitation of muscles

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Swimming is one of the most popular and effective ways of burning off excess fat (and, incidentally, fat has a way of floating on water, which at least partly explains that popularity). It is especially enjoyable in the summer, when you can cool off from the intense heat even as you get into shape.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Apr 17, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Poor Cardiovascular Health and Depression: The Deadly Cycle

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A recent study on risk factors for cardiovascular disease has uncovered one heck of a “chicken or egg” conundrum.

Posted by Katie BrindAmour Apr 11, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments