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Down Syndrome: An Introduction for the Strength and Conditioning Professional

Cissik, John M MBA, MS

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318241f701
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Abstract

DOWN SYNDROME (DS) OCCURS IN APPROXIMATELY 1 IN 800 BIRTHS AND PRESENTS A NUMBER OF DEVELOPMENTAL, PHYSICAL, MEDICAL, AND COGNITIVE CHALLENGES. THIS PRESENTS UNIQUE FITNESS NEEDS FOR THE INDIVIDUAL WITH DS. DESPITE THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE, THIS IS A POPULATION THAT HAS BEEN POORLY STUDIED, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PRACTITIONER ARE NOT EXISTENT.

Author Information

Human Performance Services, LLC, McKinney, Texas

John M. Cissik is the president of Human Performance Services, LLC.

© 2012 National Strength and Conditioning Association