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Old 08-01-2014, 02:35 AM
Profit5500 Profit5500 is offline
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Default What exercises do you do with spina bifida

What exact exercises do you do to help with your spina bifida? Or what exercises do you recommend to your acquaintances who have spina bifida? I do not have spina bifida but I would like to hear everyone's opinions on the exercises for spina bifida people.
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:04 PM
elmarianexx elmarianexx is offline
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I personally don't have Spina Bifida, but would recommend the following exercises:
Neck Stretch
Wrist Flexion/Extension
Overhead Stretch
Upper Trunk Flexion
Triceps Stretch
Butterfly Chest Stretch
Trunk Rotation
Hamstring Stretch
Seated Strengthening Exercises with Elastic Band
Elbow Flexion
Elbow Extension
Forward Reach
Upright Row
Overhead Reach
Hip Flexion
Hip Abduction
Leg Press
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:05 AM
Profit5500 Profit5500 is offline
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Wow Elbow Flexion, Forward Reach, Hip Abduction, Leg Press, and Trunk Rotation sounds like some serious exercises. Its been long since I had done stretches in high school with the PE class. Man the neck stretch sounds like fun.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:10 AM
GemmaRowlands GemmaRowlands is offline
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The most important thing that you can do is to work out which exercises you can cope with, and stick to those. You should remember that you might not be able to do the same things that other people can do, but that's okay, not everybody is the same anyway, and it doesn't matter. You should try to stretch yourself a little to try to improve yourself physically, but never put yourself at risk by trying to do an exercise that your body is not able to cope with.

I think that stretches are incredibly important, because it helps to keep muscles in as good a condition as possible.
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:07 AM
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That is the safest thing to do when exercising with spina bifida. The stretches seem more important since the muscles need to be used. So basically exercise but don't overexert yourself.
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