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Supporting Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury in Developing a Fitness Program

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Supporting Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury in Developing a Fitness Program
by: The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

The purpose of this paper is to help the reader understand the different aspects of developing a fitness program for individuals with acquired brain injury. While certain fitness training standards are common for the general population in our society, this paper explores many of the diverse characteristics of persons with disabilities caused by acquired brain injuries. This paper presents effective strategies for the professional to approach each individual in order to help him or her achieve personal goals.

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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Definition
  • Problem
  • Case Studies
  • Functional Capacity
  • Cognitive Impairments
  • Behavioral Impairments
  • Physical Impairments
  • Limited Opportunities
  • Develop Fitness Program
  • Delivery of Program
  • Stretching
  • Stretching Benefits
  • Stretching Guidelines
  • Strength Program
  • Strength Benefits
  • Strength Guidelines
  • Cardiovascular
  • Cardiovascular Benefits
  • Cardiovascular Guidelines
  • Safety Guidelines
  • Goal-Setting
  • Success
  • Conclusion
  • About the Authors
  • Note
  • Organizations
  • References

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