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Sally Paulson

Sally Paulson, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of exercise science at Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. She is a certified athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist. She has worked with various populations, including obese adults and adults with developmental disabilities.

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Peripheral Arterial Disease and Exercise for Older Adults

March 12, 2014

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when plaque accumulates in the arteries of the legs. Reduced blood flow and loss of oxygen in the tissues beyond the obstruction cause localized muscular pain, or claudication, especially during exercise (Bulmer & Coombes 2004; Womack & Gardner 2003).

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