Presenter Information

Helen Aroush

Date

9-2020

Faculty Sponsor

Patrice DeLeon

Linked Keywords

fitness, traumatic brain injury

Abstract / Description

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Acquired Brain Injuries are disruptions in the brain caused by blows to the head, strokes, oxygen deprivation, and drug and alcohol use. The purpose of this senior level internship was to assist in the recovery of persons living with traumatic brain injuries and acquired brain injuries through adaptive at home workouts. Participants completed pre- and post-assessments of their short- and long-term workout goals. Each participant completed an individualized, tailored workout based on their abilities to assist in meeting their goals. Improvements were shown by an increase in repetitions and sets completed by each participant.

Academic Department

Healthcare Studies

COinS
 

At Home Adaptive Workouts: How Fitness Can Help With Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Acquired Brain Injuries are disruptions in the brain caused by blows to the head, strokes, oxygen deprivation, and drug and alcohol use. The purpose of this senior level internship was to assist in the recovery of persons living with traumatic brain injuries and acquired brain injuries through adaptive at home workouts. Participants completed pre- and post-assessments of their short- and long-term workout goals. Each participant completed an individualized, tailored workout based on their abilities to assist in meeting their goals. Improvements were shown by an increase in repetitions and sets completed by each participant.

 

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