Week 4

Day 1

Strength

Required Equipment: Ball

Struggling with balance and mobility? In this video, Dr. Carol Miller, professor of physical therapy at the University of North Georgia, will guide you through a simple exercise that can increase your strength, confidence and balance when using your prosthesis. This ball-rolling exercise addresses standing posture and balance and will help you build confidence in your prosthesis–something that is fundamental in beginning to walk.

Day 2

Stretch/Yoga

A yoga flow to do on the floor, led by yoga teacher Laura, who has MS.

Day 3

Strength

In this week's video, Jeff will be guiding you through an exercise that will effectively strengthen your upper body and core. This exercise doesn't require any equipment and is performed from a seated position. This is an excellent exercises for those living in a wheelchair. Performing the Torso Extension 2-3 times a week will add strength to your core, thereby giving you more stability and upper body strength.

Day 4

Cardio

Increase your health and wellbeing with this 9 minute cardio seated workout.

Day 5

By: Adapt to Perform
Stretch

This wheelchair warm-up is perfect everyday before any stressful pushing.

You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk. We recommend that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.

Have recommendations for how we can improve? Email: Adaptivesports@umich.edu