NCHPAD Video Corner: Core and Stability Exercises for Stroke Survivors and People with Multiple Sclerosis
The National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD) presents a great new resource for stroke survivors, persons with multiple sclerosis, and/or wheelchair users, as well as rehabilitation centers and fitness centers! The DVD, which includes "Core and Stability Exercises for Stroke Survivors and People with Multiple Sclerosis," as well as "How to Prevent Rotator Cuff Injuries for Wheelchair Users," is a compilation of exercises produced by NCHPAD and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), and funded by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center.
For more information, and to order, go to http://www.ncpad.org/443/2292/Core~~~Stability~Exercises~for~Stroke~Survivors~and~People~
Untold Dreams is the inspiring documentary about two-time Paralympian and national swimming champion Cheryl Angelelli. Cheryl began swimming at a very young age, and by 8 years old she was swimming competitively. At the age of 14, Cheryl was injured in a diving accident that resulted in quadriplegia.
Despite these obstacles, she was named Miss Wheelchair Michigan, and runner-up as Miss Wheelchair America. She earned her degree in communications and became a freelance journalist. While on assignment at the Paralympics, Cheryl discovered the world of competitive sports for athletes with disabilities. This motivated her to return to the water. She began training with a coach for the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, Australia, where she finished 6th in the world in the 200 freestyle. Cheryl went on to win a bronze medal at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens, Greece in the 200 freestyle and 4 x 50 freestyle relay.
Untold Dreams is filled with interview clips of Cheryl, her parents, friends, and coaches. These individuals help to chronicle Cheryl's life, from a struggling teenager dealing with her disability to winning medals at the Paralympics.. For more information about Cheryl's story or to purchase Untold Dreams, visit www.untolddreams.net.