Aylesworth, L.S. / Published 2010 / Article
Citation: Aylesworth, L.S. (2010). Oriental Martial Arts Rehabilitation. In K. E. Davis, F. Lubuguin, & W. Schwartz (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol.9. (pp. 113-142). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.
Abstract: The rehabilitation options for people who are disabled with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries, often accompanied by spine and other severe physical injuries, are very limited. In response to the needs of this population, the author has developed OMAR (Oriental Martial Arts Rehabilitation), a pragmatic program for rehabilitation based on the oriental martial arts and status dynamic concepts derived from Descriptive Psychology that are intended to increase Behavior Potential. Some of the resources from oriental martial arts that are used as components of OMAR are briefly described, and an understanding of the severely disabled in light of status dynamic concepts is presented. A description of OMAR with a group of clients with moderate to severe TBI and/or spinal cord injuries is presented, and its applicability to other settings is explored.