6 ways exercise benefits people with paralysis

Paralysis hinders mobility, so doing customized exercises is immensely beneficial.

Exercises activate and enhance the formation of new connections in the brain (neuroplasticity), which makes it easier for the neural system to perform specific functions.

Builds neuroplasticity

Since movement is limited after paralysis, muscle function and blood circulation is hindered.  Exercises promote blood circulation to the muscles affected by paralysis.

Enhances blood circulation

In people who don’t exercise after paralysis, the muscles and joints become stiff, and movement can be painful. Exercise reduces joint stiffness and pain and keeps the joints healthy.

Prevents joint stiffness

Exercise allows you to have a good range of motion. The muscle tone and strength are maintained and overall health improves, too.

Increases range of motion

Certain issues, such as bed sores, urinary infections, and pulmonary diseases are common in those who are bed-ridden. They can be prevented by exercising.

Prevents paralysis-associated health issues

While exercising with assistance, having people around reduces emotional stress and depression. It also helps them socialize and interact with people.

Enhances mental health

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