Exercise prescription in subjects with spinal cord injuries.

  title={Exercise prescription in subjects with spinal cord injuries.},
  author={Emiliana Bizzarini and Marsilio Saccavini and Federica Lipanje and Paolo Magrin and Cristina Malisan and Agostino Zampa},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={86 6},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of training with ergometers on subjects with spinal cord injury (SCI) in the postacute phase. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING A spinal unit at a physical medicine and rehabilitation institute. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-one subjects with SCI in the postacute phase as a consecutive sample were chosen on a strict first-come, first-chosen basis. All patients completed the study. INTERVENTIONS A 6-week (5d/wk, 90 min/d) program consisting of exercises with the… CONTINUE READING