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.
Volume 50 Number 6, 2013
Pages 861 — 874
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