Home Strength-Training Guide: Paraplegia
This guide serves as a resource manual for individuals with a spinal cord injury who want to incorporate regular physical activity into their daily lives.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults with SCI, released by SCI Action Canada in 2011, are the first evidence-based guidelines to be developed specifically to support people with SCI in living healthier, more active lives. They state that to improve fitness, healthy adults with SCI should participate in at least 20 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic activity at least two times per week, as well as strength training exercises at least two times per week.
These guidelines are appropriate for all healthy adults with chronic SCI, traumatic or non-traumatic, including tetraplegia and paraplegia, irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. Adults are encouraged to participate in a variety of physical activities that are enjoyable and safe.
- February 2014 – Dr. Martin Gibala: “HIT to Get Fit”
- Home Strength-Training Guide: Paraplegia
- Home Strength-Training Guide: Tetraplegia
- January 2014 – Dr. Chelsea Pelletier: “Making the most of your workout: Practical use of the physical activity guidelines for adults with SCI”
- May 2014 – Dr. Monica Maly: “Taking a Load Off: Exercise for People with Arthritis”.
- May 2014 – Krista Madsen: “Shoulder & Upper Body Challenges when Wheeling”
- McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
- Online Course for Adults Living with MS
- September 2013 – Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung: “Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults with MS and the MS Get Fit ToolKit”
- September 2014 – Dr. Stuart Phillips: "Exercise for Older Adults"