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  • Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali

    How should I talk to someone with brain injury or PTSD?

    There is much information available regarding developing disability awareness skills. The National Center for Physical Activity and Disability at the University of Illinois suggests:
    • Offer assistance with completing forms or understanding written instructions and provide extra time for decision-making.
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  • Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali

    I have heard about adaptive recreation programs, but can we afford it?

    For many, adaptive recreational exercise programs can be cost prohibitive. However, according to the text Adapted Physical Education and Sport, under the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), students aged three to 21 years of age with disabilities must have an individualized education...Read More
  • Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali

    Who is able to participate in adaptive recreation programs?

    Provided that the individual has clearance from his physician, anyone who falls under the umbrella of needing a modification in order for him/her to participate in recreation or physical activity can participate in adapted recreation. 

    It is important, though, to understand what adapted recreation entails....Read More
  • Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali

    How is exercise helpful for dealing with my fibromyalgia?

    According to the American College of Sports Medicine's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities exercise can produce favorable responses such as:
    1. Reduced number of tender points and decreased pain at tender points (reduced myalgic score).
    2. Decreased general pain.
    3. Improved
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  • Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali

    What exactly is mind-body exercise?

    The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine defines mind-body interventions as "interventions that employ a variety of techniques designed to facilitate the mind's capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms."

    In the textbook, Complementary Therapies and Wellness written by...Read More
  • Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali

    Can physical exercise cure cancer?

    Currently, there is no cure for cancer, however, the ACSM states that "during your cancer therapy, a safe and effective exercise program can help increase your energy and strength, enhance balance and coordination, and help maintain your muscle strength. Physical activity can also improve your overall...Read More
  • Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali

    Are there any stretching moves to help bursitis in my hip?

    Effective stretches that can be used to help bursitis in the hip are static stretches of the hamstrings, the muscles of the inner thigh (known as the adductors), the tensor fascia latae (muscles along the side of the hip), the calf muscles, the soleus muscles and the piriformis.

    Not only is flexibilty

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  • Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali
    Great job! Keep on moving!
  • Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali
    Hey Miss Wendy! I am doing fine. Busy as ever. My son is on school vacation so I am pleased about that. Will take time to read your blogs to find out what you've been up to. Great to hear from you!
  • Wendy "I am a TREE" Marcinkiewicz
    Hiya Lady...How's it going? Long time since I've been online regularly. I'm healing...doing better every day.. Have two more weeks of PT left...and guess what...I've been shooting hoops...no running, but walking, dribbling and making baskets...Think about you everyday! Hope all is well with you...and hope to talk more...Love ya
  • Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali
    Great, great news to hear! Once can even get strong lying down. Happy to know that the exercises are effective. Keep your eye on the prize. You will make it to your goal!
  • Wendy "I am a TREE" Marcinkiewicz
    Hiya BEAUTIFUL LADY...I KNOW you haven't forgotten me...I've been keeping off the 'puter...sitting is BAD for my leg...so the Doc and PT tell me...NO SITTING...LOLOL...but, I have been LOVING the PT...even with the pain, and the range of motion on my leg is vastly improving...I am even able to walk up and down the steps again...YEHAAA...Thanks for ALL your help...my PT thinks the work you give me to do is AMAZING! Love ya and talk soon.
  • Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali
    Wendy! Just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about yo. Hope you are well and sticking with your goals.
  • Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali
    Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali has posted a blog entry:

    A seated calf stretch is a great alternative for populations that have orthopedic or balance challenges.

    Visit my video feed to learn how to perform

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  • Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali
    Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali has posted a blog entry:

    A seated calf stretch is a great alternative for populations that have orthopedic or balance challenges.

    Visit my video feed to learn how to perform

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