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Europa Medicophysica 2002 June;38(2):109-11

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Exercise physiology, benefits of physical activity and training prescription in paraplegic subjects

Colivicchi F., Bassi A., Traballesi M.

From ­the Cardiovascular Department “S. Filippo Neri” Hospital, Rome, Italy
*­IRCCS “Santa Lucia” Foundation, Rome, Italy


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This ­paper brief­ly ­reviews ­the avail­able ­data as to ­the rel­e­vance of exer­cise ­for para­ple­gic indi­vid­u­als. In par­tic­u­lar, ­all infor­ma­tion ­which ­can be ­employed to devel­op ration­al ­and ­safe train­ing ­and reha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­grams ­are report­ed. Accordingly, ­the ­main car­di­o­vas­cu­lar adjust­ments dur­ing exer­cise, as ­well as ­the phys­io­log­i­cal respons­es of para­ple­gic sub­jects dur­ing exer­cise ­are com­pre­hen­sive­ly ­addressed. Besides, ­the poten­tial ben­e­fits of phys­i­cal activ­ity in ­this spe­cif­ic sub­set of indi­vid­u­als ­are con­sid­ered, ­while ­the prin­ci­ples of exer­cise pre­scrip­tion ­for ­the para­ple­gic ­patient ­are ­also includ­ed.

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