Exercise physiology, benefits of physical activity and training prescription in paraplegic subjects

F. Colivicchi, A. Bassi, M. Traballesi

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Abstract

This paper briefly reviews the available data as to the relevance of exercise for paraplegic individuals. In particular, all information which can be employed to develop rational and safe training and rehabilitation programs are reported. Accordingly, the main cardiovascular adjustments during exercise, as well as the physiological responses of paraplegic subjects during exercise are comprehensively addressed. Besides, the potential benefits of physical activity in this specific subset of individuals are considered, while the principles of exercise prescription for the paraplegic patient are also included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-111
Number of pages3
JournalEuropa Medicophysica
Volume38
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Exercise, physiology
  • Exercise, therapy
  • Paraplegia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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