Title

Adapted Physical Activity and Rehabilitation in Stroke Recovery

Date

5-30-2013 9:35 AM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Chair

Siobhan Maty

Session Title

Health / Physical Education / Exercise Science

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jennifer Taylor

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Physical activity following a stroke plays a vital part in both the physical and psychological recovery processes. The goals of rehabilitation include overcoming losses or deficiencies in functionality and preventing further declines in health. Evelyn is a women in her 70's who, following a stroke, wants most to be able to return to her favorite hobby, gardening. This presentation will highlight our project to get Evelyn gardening again. We will discuss the importance of PA for Evelyn, overview our PA program specifically designed for Evelyn, and discuss specific adaptations and reasoning for prescribed exercises.

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May 30th, 9:35 AM

Adapted Physical Activity and Rehabilitation in Stroke Recovery

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Physical activity following a stroke plays a vital part in both the physical and psychological recovery processes. The goals of rehabilitation include overcoming losses or deficiencies in functionality and preventing further declines in health. Evelyn is a women in her 70's who, following a stroke, wants most to be able to return to her favorite hobby, gardening. This presentation will highlight our project to get Evelyn gardening again. We will discuss the importance of PA for Evelyn, overview our PA program specifically designed for Evelyn, and discuss specific adaptations and reasoning for prescribed exercises.