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- High-Intensity Weight Training for People with Disabilities
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- Fitness Training for Clients with Muscular Dystrophy
- Seated Strengthening Exercises
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- Determinants of Exercise in Adults with Cerebral Palsy.
- Defying Gravity: Young Children with Cerebral Palsy Have a Chance to Dance
- Role of mechanical power estimates in the O2 cost of walking in children with cerebral palsy.
- Shoulder muscle strength in paraplegics before and after kayak ergometer training
- Handcycling - Crossing the Finish Line
- Cerebral Palsy
- Exercise Programming for Clients with Cerebral Palsy
- Fitness 1-2-3™ DVD Series: Pull Movement Muscular Training
- Exercise Reduces Secondary Conditions in Children with Cerebral Palsy
- Effects of dynamic strength training on physical function, Valpar 9 work sample test, and working capacity in patients with recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis
- Physical Activity and Bone Health: Strategies for Exercise Prescription and Osteoporosis
- Community Voice: First-Time Mom with Spastic Cerebral Palsy
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Exercise
- Fitness 1-2-3™ DVD Series: Push Movement/Muscular Training
Abstract By: Sheila Swann-Guerrero
Dodd, K. J., Taylor, N. F., & Graham, H. K. (2003). A randomized clinical trial of strength training in young people with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 45, 652-657
Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects body movement and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to the brain during fetal development; before, during, or shortly after birth; or during infancy. Muscle weakness can be a primary concern for people with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy (Damiano et al. 1995; Wiley & Damiano, 1998). Typically, people with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy walk slowly and have difficulty walking up and down stairs and running (Abel & Damiano, 1996; Damiano & Abel, 1998). The purpose of this study was to determine if a home-based strength training program could improve the lower limb muscle strength and daily physical activity functioning of young people with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.