Posts Tagged 'Physical Activity'

AT-HOME FITNESS TIPS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

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More than half of the nation’s children with Autism are overweight.

Posted by suzanne Apr 10, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The Importance of Physical Literacy for People with Disabilities

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The concept of Physical Literacy has been presented and referenced in research literature for over a decade, but I was not familiar with it until recently.  Physical Literacy is defined as, “the degree to which an individual demonstrates competency in a range of movement forms.” [i]

Posted by Kerry Mar 28, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Morgan’s Wonderland An All-Access Amusement Park!

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The phrase “Fun for the Whole family” finds true meaning at Morgan’s Wonderland! It’s the first park of its kind on the planet expressly designed for the recreation and pleasure of individuals with disabilities—and their friends and family.

Posted by Susan Hawkins Mar 07, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

A Magical (and Accessible) Vacation

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My family and I continue to enjoy 2013. For the New Year, we didn’t make resolutions or promises we have no intention of keeping. We didn’t eat black-eyed peas or beat pots and pans or any of those other crazy superstitious traditions. We packed up and went to Disney World.

Posted by Josh pate Mar 06, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

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

4 Really Awesome [Accessible] Exercise Options

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I frequently encounter individuals who have limited upper body strength, making it difficult to maneuver a ramp on an accessible van. But after a month or two with a rehab specialist, they overcome this weakness with ease.

Posted by Chris Miller Feb 28, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

End of the Season

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We have one week left of practice. Soon all that will be left of this season is numbers on a page and memories.

Posted by Jared Rehm Feb 27, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No 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 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

Don’t Let COPD Hold You Back!

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Do you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? If so, any exercise can seem intimidating and challenging. Here’s the good news, though: moderate exercise can be good for your health and lung function, especially in the early stages of COPD.

Posted by Katie BrindAmour Jan 24, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments