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Wheelchair-Based Exercises for People with Osteogenesis Imperfecta

This exercise program has been designed for individuals who have osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) and spend most of their time in a wheelchair or seated. The goal of this exercise program is to improve muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility; to improve coordination, and to promote relaxation. Please follow the advice of your physician or physical therapist before initiating this exercise program.

This playlist has four videos that include 1) an introduction to exercises 2) precautions 3) lower body and 4) upper body exercises.


Cathleen L. Raggio, MD

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Chair of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Foundation Medical Advisory Council (MAC)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Frances Baratta-Ziska, PT, MS, PCS
Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Department

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