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Exercise Programming for Stroke Survivors

Ronai, Peter MS, RCEP, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, CSPS1; Sorace, Paul MS, RCEP, CSCS*D2

Section Editor(s): Sorace, Paul MS, RCEP, CSCS*D

Strength and Conditioning Journal: February 2015 - Volume 37 - Issue 1 - p 56–60
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000111
One on One

ABSTRACT THIS SPECIAL POPULATIONS COLUMN PROVIDES A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF STROKE AND THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS ENDURANCE TRAINING AND RESISTANCE TRAINING CAN HAVE FOR IMPROVING PHYSICAL HEALTH AND FUNCTION IN MEDICALLY STABLE STROKE SURVIVORS. THIS COLUMN PROVIDES EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS WITH PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLIENTS WHO ARE MEDICALLY CLEARED STROKE SURVIVORS.

1Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut; and

2Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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The One-On-One Column provides scientifically supported, practical information for personal trainers who work with apparently healthy individuals or medically cleared special populations.

COLUMN EDITOR: Paul Sorace, MS, RCEP, CSCS*D

Peter Ronai is an associate clinical professor of Exercise Science at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Paul Sorace is a clinical exercise physiologist for the Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center at Hackensack University Medical Center .

© 2015 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association