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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181f3d5ae
Column: One on One

Physical Fitness Programming for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: Paraplegia and Tetraplegia

Rosa, Sheryl A BS1; Westcott, Wayne L PhD, CSCS2

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Abstract

MORE THAN 1 MILLION AMERICANS ARE LIVING WITH PARALYSIS CAUSED BY SPINAL CORD INJURY (SCI). REGULAR EXERCISE CONTRIBUTES TO STAYING WELL AND MAINTAINING FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE. THIS COLUMN PRESENTS GUIDELINES FOR AN ADAPTIVE FITNESS PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SCI IN COMMUNITY GYMS AND FITNESS CENTERS.

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