- To Reap the Rewards of Post-Polio Exercise
- The Road that Needs to be Built - Connecting Rehab to Physical Activity
- Post Poliomyelitis
- Health Promotion for People With Disabilities: The Emerging Paradigm Shift From Disability Prevention to Prevention of Secondary Conditions
- Do As I Say Not as I Do: Not the Right Attitude for a Rehab Conference
- Closing the Gap Between Rehabilitation and Lifetime Physical Activity
- Exercise can reverse quadriceps sensorimotor dysfunction that is associated with rheumatoid arthritis without exacerbating disease.
- Community Inclusion Model: City of Reno
- Best Practice of Inclusive Services: The Value of Inclusion
- Providing Inclusive Recreation Opportunities: The Cincinnati Model
Sunny Roller, M.A.
The American vacation is often a frenzied adventure exploring an enticing new cityscape or pastoral panorama. Once there, breakaway travelers, including those with disabilities, see-see-see, do-do-do, run-run-run, (or roll-roll-roll), then rush back to home and work, grateful for the chance to slow down and recover from vacation! These getaways can be fun-filled and a great change of pace, but they are not necessarily the most restorative, nor are they always the best for one's overall health.
Here is an alternative respite to consider. How about taking a health vacation for a few weeks? Europeans do this all the time and in great numbers. They go to "the spa" for "the kur (cure)." This type of vacation is a pleasantly paced two-to three-week retreat from the worries of home and work. It is an opportunity to stay at a beautiful, barrier-free and accessible resort... a time to concentrate fully on a personal mind-body-spirit renewal that lingers for months after and has the potential to ward off new health problems that might be looming.