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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE
A Journal on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation after Pathological Events
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Europa Medicophysica 2002 June;38(2):109-11
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
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.