Exercise

Enhance and maintain physical fitness and overall health

Bikes for special needs children in Brooklyn

It all started with a run — uphill, and against traffic. Sandra Alfonzo was taking her daily jog in Prospect Park two summers ago, training for another marathon, when she saw a boy about 6 years old in a wheelchair being pushed … READ MORE

Recreation programs foster inclusion

It’s all about playing together. That’s the philosophy of special recreation inclusion efforts integrating those with special needs into mainstream park programs. Laney Myers, right, works to get control of the ball during … READ MORE

Life Without Limits Challenge 2017

The Life Without Limits Challenge is all about having FUN! No times, no pressure, no sweat – just some easy moves and lots of laughs. Over 500 participants of all ages and abilities take part annually, running, walking or wheeling … READ MORE

Effect of AFO design on walking after stroke

Gait speed linked to braking force. Rigid ankle foot orthoses increase gait speed in hemiplegic stroke patients, but not for the reasons one might think, according to research from the Kessler Foundation Research Center in New Jersey. … READ MORE

Knee surgery rates soaring among teen girls

A growing number of U.S. athletes are getting operations to repair torn knee ligaments, and a new study suggests injury rates are highest and rising fastest among teen girls. Former Dallas Texans player Christina Gordon (wearing … READ MORE

Never count yourself out: Sledge hockey gold

If anyone had told a younger Jeremy Hall, bound in a wheelchair and later, leg braces, that he would go on to become a national gold-medal winning hockey player, he wouldn’t have believed it. Team Alberta, which includes Jeremy Hall … READ MORE

OA strongly affects difficulty in walking

Influence of arthritis greater than heart disease or diabetes. One in four older adults reported having difficulty walking, with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip having a larger influence on this than comorbidities such as … READ MORE
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