posted on April 1, 2009 - 4:34pm
While I lay on a plinth, a Swiss doctor gestured that I should lift up my left leg. He bear-hugged my leg and resisted its elevation with his full body weight. He grunted as he fought my movement. He wasn’t the only person prodding and inspecting me. A team of doctors, biokineticists and physiotherapists surrounded me. It was like the United Nations of medics. Besides the Swiss doctor, there was...
posted on April 1, 2009 - 10:51am
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 2
Recommended Exercises in Muscle Disease Exercise purpose Examples Notes improve endurance and conditioning walking, running, swimming, cycling

People of different ages and different muscle disease symptoms describe their exercise routines

posted on April 1, 2009 - 7:08am
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 2
Breathing Easier In September 2008, Mary Gallo, 38, learned about a local pulmonary rehabilitation gym called Oxygym. She contacted her pulmonologist, who wrote a prescription for Oxygym’s restrictive lung program.

Disabled Sports USA's mentoring program pairs kids with adults to develop sports abilities and life skills

posted on February 9, 2009 - 5:24pm
Disabled Sports USA (DS/USA) will conduct its 2009 National Youth Sports Mentoring Program in 13 states during 2009. The program will match more than 200 youth with disabilities with mentors who will help them develop their sports abilities and skills they can use in everyday life.

Three-Wheel Cycles Make Conditioning Fun

posted on May 1, 2005 - 10:16am
Why should a little bad balance or lack of strength keep you from enjoying the freedom of soaring down a hill with the wind in your hair? Maybe you’ve dreamed of riding a bike again. Or you don’t want your child’s neuromuscular disease to stop him or her from biking with friends. Whatever your motive, a three-wheel cycle may meet your need.

Cyclist defies exercise odds, challenges paralympics

posted on September 1, 2004 - 2:10pm
Active and athletic since childhood, Ryan Levinson of San Diego has devoted his life to a variety of sports, including sailing, SCUBA diving, surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and kiteboarding (a cross between windsurfing and paragliding).