Posts Tagged 'Healthcare Professionals'

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

The Wall of Mirrors: Reflections of Self Image, Disability, and Exercise

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9-29-12 K.W-JRH Session Video (1)The Associated Press published an online article from the National Association of Physical Activity and Health, (http://napah.ca/asp/news/articles/women_who_exercise_mirrors_feel_worse.asp), which cited studies that indicate mirrors in workout settings can have a negative influence on how women feel and view themselves.  The article did not focus on women with disabilities.          Kerry Wiley working with James House, III              

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

“Beyond the Box” Part II

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A good teacher sets high expectations for achievement; they provide the vision, knowledge, and a plan to move ahead.  When I work with a new professional, I am looking for certain qualities.  Are they a Maverick… the out- of- the box thinker that recognizes the need for a different lens when dealing with a disability?  Do they have a willingness and a level of skill to try different approaches?  Do they have patience, confidence, and an ability to provide direction?

Posted by Kerry Mar 20, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

A Tribute to the Ones that Make it Possible

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Everywhere you look you can find some remarkable or touching story regarding those individuals that struggle every day because of some type of a disability, disease, or addiction that has consumed their lives. The individual must be able to endure whatever obstacles are thrown at them, no matter how big or how hard it may be.

Posted by Jess Sep 28, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Pregnant Women with Physical Disabilities: Almost an Invisible Population Making Research Nearly Impossible

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Pregnancy in women with any sort of physical disability is unfortunately uncharted territory. The reason for this is first of all, the research sample is very limited. They have to be women of child bearing age and the research, outcome, and treatment will be highly dependent upon the type of physical disability that the woman presents with.

Posted by Jess Jun 22, 2011 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part V: Lesson Learned

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Did I make the right decision by not going to the camp?

Posted by Jess May 27, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Top Fitness Trends for 2011: Educated and Experienced Fitness Professionals

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As mentioned in the introductory post, for the first several weeks of the year I will be discussing the results of the ACSM survey regarding the top fitness trends for 2011.

Posted by Carolyn Jan 04, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 14 Comments

Top Fitness Trends for 2011: An Introduction

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Over the past five years, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has conducted an annual survey to determine what individuals in the fitness industry believe will be the top trends for the coming year.

Posted by Carolyn Dec 22, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Detours-Part 3

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Course Adjustments

The resulting diagnosis forced a ninety day time delay in the progression toward my goal.  The new goal had to be focused on pain management.  There is an understanding between James and I about the program design.  He takes existing muscle control and mobility functions and helps me to increase strength, mobility, and endurance.  At the same time, he is working with me to try to establish and pattern new movements for areas of non-existent function.  The goal is for function to develop.

Posted by Kerry Dec 15, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Detours-Part 2

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There is an unwritten agreement and code of conduct that exists between the client and professional.  I try to establish a business perspective with the fitness professional I am working with as quickly as possible.  This is a business transaction not a social gathering.  It is my responsibility to keep a professional demeanor and conduct with the fitness professional at all times regardless of what may happen in session.  It does not matter if I have had a bad day in other settings.

Posted by Kerry Dec 10, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments