UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Exercise & Fitness

The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
NCPAD is an information center concerned with physical activity and disability. NCPAD offers publications, online tools, and information and consultation services to people with disabilities, families, caregivers, policy makers, organizations, healthcare practitioners, and the fitness community on health promotion, physical activity, and weight management for people with disabilities. The site features the 14 Week Program, a free, web-based, personalized physical activity and nutrition program targeted to people with chronic conditions, mobility limitations, and physical disabilities.

Protecting Your Shoulders and Staying Active After Spinal Cord Injury
If you push a wheelchair or use crutches for walking, your shoulders are working much harder than they were designed to do and can easily be damaged over time. How do you stay independent and active while avoiding shoulder pain and injury? This presentation focuses on techniques and exercises for preserving and protecting your shoulders to minimize injury, decrease pain, increase strength, and maintain use of your shoulders for the long haul. SCI Forum from  the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS).

Shoulder External Rotation/ Rotator Cuff Exercise
“How To” videos from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury

Arms Warm Up
 “How To” videos from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury.

Biceps Exercise with a Theraband
“How To” videos from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury.

Dumbbell Hammer Curls
“How To” videos from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury.

One Arm Cable Bicep Row/Curl with a Cable Machine
“How To” videos from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury.

Before You Begin Exercises
Consumer factsheet from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury.

Adaptive Exercise Information
Consumer factsheet from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury.

Working Out Part 1 & Part 2
A Day in the Life” video on practical application of strengthening exercises as well as multiple demonstrations of transfers to/from the wheelchair and work out equipment. Personal testimony to the benefits of working out, demonstration of circuit and utilization of free weights from a wheelchair level. Produced by the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley (RSCICDV) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

How To Do Arm Exercises for C5-C6
“How To” videos from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury

Exercise and SCI
Consumer factsheet from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury

Adaptive Sports and Recreation for Individuals with SCI
Chandler Bullard, David Lee, Northeast Passage, University of New Hampshire,May 2012. New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) Lecture

The Benefits of Exercise for Those with Spinal Cord Injury
Brett Fechter, Mike Rollins, Journey Forward, Canton, MA, November 2009, New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) Lecture

The Benefits of Exercise, Staying Active, and Healthy Living
Video presentation from the National Rehabilitation Hospital's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) State of the Science Conference held in Bethesda, Maryland on November 2 - 3, 2006.

Exercise for People with Spinal Cord Injury
Video presentation from the National Rehabilitation Hospital's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) State of the Science Conference held in Bethesda, Maryland on November 2 - 3, 2006.

Exercise and Secondary Conditions: Findings from a Nation-wide Survey
Video presentation from the National Rehabilitation Hospital's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) State of the Science Conference held in Bethesda, Maryland on November 2 - 3, 2006.

Exercise and Self-Management
Video presentation from the National Rehabilitation Hospital's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) State of the Science Conference held in Bethesda, Maryland on November 2 - 3, 2006.

Effect of an Acute, Intensive Exercise Intervention on the Prevention of Bone Mineral Density Loss in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
Video presentation from the National Rehabilitation Hospital's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) State of the Science Conference held in Bethesda, Maryland on November 2 - 3, 2006.

Get Going: Physical Activity and Exercise Resources
This is an article from the SCI Update Newsletter published by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). (Fall 2009)

Exercise  
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System. This document is to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish

Universal fitness: Fitness after SCI
This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on May 8, 2007.

Finding an Accessible Fitness Center
This is an article from the SCI Update Newsletter published by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). (Fall 2009)

Real Life Fitness
This is an article from the SCI Update Newsletter published by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). (Fall 2009)

Fitness After SCI: How to Get Started
This is an article from the SCI Update Newsletter published by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). (Fall 2004)

Be Active after SCI
This is an article from the SCI Update Newsletter published by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). (Fall 2009) NCPAD is an information center concerned with physical activity and disability.

Exercise for Older Adults with a Disability
Fact Sheet developed by Healthy Aging Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (RRTC), which does research and training activities to better understand the challenges faced by people aging with muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, and spinal cord injury.