Posts Tagged 'Physical Activity'

Adaptive Water Skiing

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Water skiing is one of my favorite sports—not only is it a great lifestyle (it involves sun, hanging out by the water, hanging out with cool people and travelling), but it is also an amazing workout and it offers a great challenge to push yourself to go further, faster, and bigger in the different skiing events (jump, slalom, and trick).  Most people don’t realize that

Posted by Kerri Vanderbom Sep 13, 2013 Posted in Disability 5 Comments

Exercises for Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of chronic arthritis of the spine and the pelvic sacroiliac joints. The inflammation of the vertebrae (spondylitis) can eventually lead to the fusion of the vertebrae, which is called ankylosis. This type of chronic arthritis affects the bones, muscles and ligaments, and is extremely painful.

Some people with ankylosing spondylitis have

Posted by David Novak Sep 12, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

ACT2MOVE MOVE2ACT Injury, Empathy, and Healing

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Dr. Bloom and I are working on singing the song “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” from Kiss Me Kate, the musical version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.  One of the goals of singing this song is to get Dr. Bloom’s hands all the way up to his head, as though he is brushing his hair, a play on the words “brush up.” 

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Sep 10, 2013 Posted in Disability 7 Comments

Tour guide can define ‘adapted’ when it comes to rafting

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Back in June, my family and I headed to my home in East Tennessee for a week of relaxation with my mom and grandparents. My little hometown of Elizabethton, TN, is full of outdoor opportunities. There are lakes that surround the area, and rivers tie the map together. Outdoors life is part of things in East Tennessee. So we did what we’re supposed to do on any visit there: We booked a trip to go whitewater rafting down the Watauga River.

Posted by Josh pate Sep 05, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Summer Exercises

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For the last 2 months, I been in full swing in my off-season exercise plan. Thank God!  Since rugby season ended in April I always feel as if I

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 04, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

5 Water Exercises That Are Great For People With Disabilities

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To me one of the greatest benefits of water for people with and without disabilities is being gravity free. Putting on a neck collar or getting in an inner tube and heading out to the deep end is a great way to lengthen the spine, especially for people who spend a lot of time sitting. Water exercises are particularly helpful for those that have decreased bone density or suffer from pain during normal movements of the body. Not only do water exercises provide

Posted by Chris Miller Sep 03, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

What do you call it?

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I was asked to comment on obesity and if it should be considered a physical disability. In our world today, this issue has become a stigma in our culture because of the fixation on being thin or skinny.  Many believe that anyone who is not thin or skinny is considered unattractive.  Interestingly, if this is truly part of our cultural mindset then this would seem to make many of us unattractive. Regardless, what it does is continue to ostracize and abandon a group of society who are looking

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 25, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Three Tricks for Reducing Back Pain

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A few aches and pains now and then are hardly unusual even for the healthiest of us, but more often than you’d think, these stiff muscles and sore backs can become more than just a minor annoyance. Up to 80% of people will experience chronic low back pain at some point in their life, and when there’s not a specific cause linked to it, this pain can be difficult to treat. Though surgeries and injections are often used as treatment, sometimes the best ways to relieve pain are the more natural, non-invasive ones.

Posted by Elena Watson Aug 22, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Why I’m a Bad Role Model for Exercise Science

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I’m coming off a high-intensity workout kick. Over the past year or so, I significantly cut back on my distance running and instead filled my weeks with hill sprints, jumping rope, burpees, and high-resistance weight training. I began to like that feeling of my heart beating so hard I could feel it in my throat and being so out of breath I could see spots. Aside from that borderline psychotic high off self-induced pain, I really liked that I could get a stellar workout in 20 minutes and then

Posted by Katie Henley Aug 15, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Sledge Hockey

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For spring break this past year my family and I went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  I was asked to participate with some research for people with limited arm use at the University of Pittsburgh (more on that later).  While we were there we had the opportunity to see

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Aug 14, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments