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Adaptations in physiology and propulsion techniques during the initial phase of learning manual wheelchair propulsion.

Authors
  • de Groot, S1
  • Veeger, H E J
  • Hollander, A P
  • van der Woude, L H V
  • 1 Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2003
Volume
82
Issue
7
Pages
504–510
Identifiers
PMID: 12819537
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The timing variables had already changed during the initial phase of learning manual wheelchair propulsion. However, for other variables, such as force production, gross mechanical efficiency, and intercycle variability, a longer practice period might be necessary to induce a change. The effective force direction seemed to be optimized from the start of the learning process onward.

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