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Training Considerations for People with Disabilities

by Nicholas Maruca, CSCS
Personal Training Quarterly July 2014
Vol 2, Issue 3

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Most people suffer from some degree of injury, illness, or disease at some point. As a result, there is a need for strength and conditioning professionals who can develop effective exercise programs for people with disabilities.

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This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »

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References

1. Brennan, J. The ADA National Network Disability Law Handbook. The ADA National Network. Houston TX: Southwest ADA Center; 2013.
2. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevalence of disabilities and associated health conditions among adults—United States, 1999. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 50(7): 120-125, 2001.
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7. Wing, C. Resources for the Inclusive Fitness Trainer. American College of Sports Medicine: 2013.

 

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Nick Maruca is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in kinesiology. He has extensive knowledge in bodyweight and alternative methods of train...

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