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How "healthy" is circuit resistance training following paraplegia? Kinematic analysis associated with shoulder mechanical impingement risk

Linda M. Riek, DPT, PhD, et al.

Prevention of shoulder pain and maintenance of shoulder health is critical to functional independence following paraplegia. Circuit resistance training is commonly recommended to keep the upper limbs –healthy.– Thus, it is important that these exercises do not contribute to development of shoulder pain. The purpose of this study was to compare shoulder motion and exposure (time spent in certain positions) during circuit resistance training exercises in order to determine if the exercises place the shoulder at risk. Eighteen individuals with paraplegia (age 25–76 yr) who used manual wheelchairs participated. The rickshaw was highlighted as the exercise of most concern.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0112

Volume 50 Number 6, 2013
   Pages 861 — 874


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Riek LM, Ludewig PM, Nawoczenski DA. How "healthy" is circuit resistance training following paraplegia? A kine
matic analysis associated with shoulder mechanical impingement risk. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013; 50(6):861–74.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0112
ResearcherID/ORCID: Linda M. Riek, DPT, PhD: G-5302-2013; Paula M. Ludewig, PT, PhD: G-5418-2013; Deborah A. Nawoczenski, PT, PhD: G-5340-2013
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