Americans with Disabilities Fund: Rx for Exercise
Spinal Cord Injury
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“If there were a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can, it would likely be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed”
Tips and Strategies for Physicians working with patients with Spinal Cord Injury
“As rehabilitation physicians – how can we, with our limited time available, best help our patients overcome barriers and get more involved in adaptive sport, fitness and exercise?”
PM&R and Exercise
Why Physicians Must Prescribe Exercise
Learn about the importance of physicians prescribing medicine explained by the NCHPAD on #DocTalk. NCHPAD (National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability) is the nation’s premier center in promoting the health and wellness of people with disability.
More Than Just a Game: The Public Health Impact of Sports and Physical Activity for People With Disabilities
This DeLisa Lecture, featuring Dr. Cheri Blauwet, was originally presented at the 2017 AAP Annual Meeting. It focuses on how to implement universal design in sports/physical activity programs, engaging people with disabilities in sports and physical activity, and the emergence of the field of Paralympic Sports Medicine.
For access to the webinar, please use the following credentials:
Exercising After Spinal Cord Injury
Exercise can help patients build strength and gain flexibility. When done correctly, exercise can help prevent injury and provide a lifetime of healthy living.
Ryan Daywalt, MPT is a physical therapist with 10+ years of experience in inpatient rehab. He is a graduate of the University of Evansville. Growing up with a father who was paraplegic, Ryan is passionate about his work with the spinal cord injury population, and has taught continuing education courses on the topic for the last 5 years.
Dr. Clohan Explains Importance of Exercise
Dr. Dexanne Clohan welcomes you to the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s new website. Dr. Clohan explains the importance of utilizing Americans with Disabilities Fund’s newest program initiative, “Rx for Exercise”. Watch this video to learn more.
Shoulder Strengthening After Spinal Cord Injury
This video demonstrates and explains shoulder exercises incorporated in the STOMPS (Strengthening and Optimal Movements for Painful Shoulders) exercise program.Laura Ham is a physical therapy team leader at HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital in Florida. Laura graduated with her Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy and specializes in working with patients with spinal cord injury.
Things to Consider When
Prescribing Exercise and Adaptive Sport
$5,000.00 Comparative-Effectiveness Research Grant
Through a generous grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the Foundation for PM&R and The Americans with Disabilities Fund are launching Rx for Exercise: SCI, a new addition to our online Rx for Exercise: A Physician’s Toolkit resource. As part of the large grant package, the Foundation for PM&R is offering a $5,000.00 comparative-effectiveness research grant for a physiatrist to utilize these tools within their practice setting. Click on the link below to access the grant application.
Click Here to Learn About a Valuable Resource About Living With Spinal Cord Injury During the First 90 Days
“The First 90 Days” details the first hours, days and weeks after traumatic injury; it defines the injury and outlines basic medical care now and in the future. In easy-to-understand language, the book offers detail on the complex medical and psychological issues that define SCI and more. Please contact Sam Maddox for additional information about ordering your copy of “The First 90 Days” at info@SCIFirst90Days.com. Bulk quantities available, please inquire.
Fact Sheet: Exercise After Spinal Chord Injury
This Fact Sheet was developed by The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center, a national center that helps facilitate the knowledge translation process to make research meaningful to those with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Burn Injury (Burn). This fact sheet explains the important role that exercise and nutrition play after a spinal cord injury (SCI). It also describes some problems areas to watch for as you plan your exercise activities.
Share This Website With Your Patient
This app will help guide you when talking about adaptive sports with your patient. Share this link with your patients so they can learn more about the community, exercise, lifestyle tips, etc.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Pledge to Talk to Your Patient About Physical Activity
YES! – I will talk about physical activity to my patients, especially those with disabilities. YES! – I will prescribe physical activity. YES! – I will use NCHPAD’s Physician’s Toolkit to connect my patients with resources and opportunities to be physically active. Ready to take the pledge?
TAKE THE PLEDGE
Information For Your Patients
Exercise & Good Nutrition Go Hand in Hand
Mindful Eating for Those with Disability
Disability FEAST (Food Education, Access, Support, & Training) is an online “cookbook plus” for people with disabilities and seniors. It has several recipes like a classic cookbook, PLUS dozens of tip sheets and external resources produced by the World Institute on Disability.
Our Sponsors and Partners
The Reeve Foundation
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
Funding – Craig H Neilsen Foundation
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s funding is dedicated to supporting both programs and scientific research to improve the quality of life for those affected by and living with spinal cord injury.
Wheelchair Skills Program
This website deals with the Wheelchair Skills Program (WSP). The WSP includes the Wheelchair Skills Test (WST), the questionnaire version of the WST (WST-Q) and the Wheelchair Skills Training Program (WSTP). It is used to assess and train wheelchair users and/or their caregivers and clinicians.
United Spinal Association
United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with a spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D).
Exercise is Medicine®: A Global Health Initiative
Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), encourages primary care physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals, especially those with the EIM credential.