Christopher Gaudet, CPT, and Gary F. Wolcott, M.Ed.
The purpose of this paper is to help the reader understand the different aspects of developing a fitness program for individuals with acquired brain injury. While certain fitness training standards are common for the general population in our society, this paper explores many of the diverse characteristics of persons with disabilities caused by acquired brain injuries. This paper presents effective strategies for the professional to approach each individual in order to help him or her achieve personal goals.
Disclaimer: Proper precautions must be taken before you begin an exercise program. An understanding of your current health status and potential problems is necessary for you to exercise safely. Please contact your physician if you have any concerns. This program is intended to incorporate high-intensity physical activity into your daily life, but should not be used in place of physical therapy, professional medical advice, or treatment.