11/09/2009 - Questions and Answers

Wheelchair exercises?

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I work at a residential care facility and I have looked everywhere for a couple of exercises I can do with wheelchair-bound patients. Anything you can suggest would be great.

 

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Wheelchair exercise will help increase strength, flexibility, and muscle-tone, aid mobility and self-esteem, help control weight and aid digestion. Many people in wheelchairs still have the upper-body strength required for exercise. Wheelchair exercise will also help alleviate the shoulder, neck and back strain that wheelchair users often experience.

You can find some Wheelchair Exercises on the following site (Gem Staffing, Inc.)
 

Created on: 07/29/2005
Reviewed on: 11/09/2009

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Or search also for 'wheelchair workout' on Google. I have seen it on YouTube too!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

This exercise machine (AKCESS Compact) gets a lot of attention! Search Google for wheelchair exercise.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 18 weeks ago

This page at AMS Vans has some basic information about exercising in a wheelchair
http://www.amsvans.com/Exercise_in_a_Wheelchair.article

Anonymous wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

PBS channel has a show called Sit and Be Fit, there are Dvds for wheelchair exercising..Chair Tai Chi, Chair Yoga, Chair Boxing, Chair Belly Dancing, Chair Dancing, and lots of different Chair Aerobics Dvds and videos. Richard Simmons even has a tape of aerobics while seated. I've been in a hweelehcair over 22 years and there is a lot out there to keep us active and healthy.
the busypam

Bruno wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

You can find some Wheelchair Exercises at the following address

Anonymous wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

looking for exercise