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The impact of NordicTrack Cross Country Ski simulator exercise on dynamic balance of blind and visually impaired persons

Sitkin, Judith R. author

1996

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  • Title:
    The impact of NordicTrack Cross Country Ski simulator exercise on dynamic balance of blind and visually impaired persons
  • Author/Creator: Sitkin, Judith R. author
  • Creation Date: 1996
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: viii, [1], 128 leaves ; 29 cm.; leaves ; 29 cm.; paper 29 cm. ink typescript.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 72-78).
  • Subjects: People with visual disabilities -- Orientation and mobility; Physical education for the blind; Physical education for people with disabilities
  • Description: Blind (BL) and visually impaired (VI) adults tested the hypothesis that regular exercise on the NordicTrack (NT) Cross Country Ski Exerciser improves dynamic balance. In an 11 week study, 1 BL-NT, 1 VI-NT exercised in a laboratory setting, 20 min.3 times a week and 1 BLnonNT, 1 VI-nonNT exercised at home with no balance component. Single-case research design method was used to analyze results from 4 test sessions individually and between-subjects. Stabilometer platform balance results (amount and number of times-in-balance-TIE) were compared to Cybex II knee extension/flexion strength, and sit-and-reach flexibility. Based on a total possible 2 min. of TIB of (4 x 30s w/ 3 min.R.I.) per test, the NT subjects' net change exceeded the non-NT subjects' (BL-NT +7.737s, VI-NT +11.240s, BL-nNT +2.86ls, VI-nNT +2.302s). NordicTrack exercise appears to have had a positive impact on the dynamic balance of BL-NT and VI-NT subjects. The number of TIB decreased as the amount of TIB increased for all but the BL-nNT subject.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 72-78).
  • Degree Granted: M.S. Central Connecticut State University 1996
  • OCLC Number: 36134458