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Energy Conservation: Fostering Maximum Functionality

One of our most popular articles in a printable, shareable PDF format.

This clearly written article remains one of our most consistently searched-for and read items, so we've spruced it up into this handy PDF for printing out and easily sharing.

Energy conservation is a multi-layered skill that offers many direct benefits: preserving physical function, promoting wellness, maintaining a sense of personal efficacy and/or enhancing athletic performance.

To explore this topic, I gathered three different perspectives along the ability-disability spectrum: an athletic perspective from Julie Rosenberg, a physical therapist, exercise physiologist and former competitive tri-athlete; a rehabilitation perspective from Grace Young, a post-polio survivor and OT practitioner with over 25 years of experience; and a real-world disability perspective from Janice Ta, polio survivor and second-year law student at Yale University.

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