Observations over a long period of time of the positive effects of various sports exercises on social and vocational rehabilitation of paraplegics induced us to review the aspects of this problem in the medical rehabilitation program. Guttmann and other authors have shown that regular practice, especially training in specific disciplines of sports and for competitions, such as the Stoke Mandeville Olympic Games, have reduced the number of complications and pathologic disturbances commonly observed in patients with spinal cord lesions. Regular exercises are unquestionably an important factor of rehabilitation during the therapeutic process [3], [7], [8], [9], [11], [12].


Spinal Cord Injury Trunk Muscle Spinal Cord Lesion Sport Training Passive Exercise 
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