Sunday, December 15, 2019

Tag: upper limb movements

The Best Exercises for Spinal Cord Injury Survivors

Published: May 16, 2019

Certain fitness regimens like CrossFit can be adapted to make them a better fit post-injury.

After a spinal cord injury, it’s no surprise that life changes. Even daily tasks, like getting dressed in the morning, may become more difficult. Depending on a patient’s injury, however, certain exercises can help those with spinal cord injuries improve function and adapt to using a wheelchair.

When it comes to an exercise program, those with spinal cord injuries should first consult their doctor and physical or occupational therapist to determine appropriate activities. After establishing a plan, patients can focus on increasing their strength and flexibility where mobile.

Upper Limb Kinematics After Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: A Review

Published: January 30, 2015

Although a number of upper limb kinematic studies have been conducted, no review actually addresses the key-features of open-chain upper limb movements after cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). The aim of this literature review is to provide a clear understanding of motor control and kinematic changes during open-chain upper limb reaching, reach-to-grasp, overhead movements, and fast elbow flexion movements after tetraplegia.

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