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Paralympic sports medicine

Blauwet, Cheri A.; Lexell, Jan LU and Derman, Wayne (2016) In Training and Coaching the Paralympic Athlete p.75-95
Abstract

Today, there is an increased realization that engaging with Paralympic athletes offers the chance for healthcare professionals to work at the intersection of rehabilitation with sports and exercise medicine. The study of both injury and illness epidemiology in Paralympic sport is important, as findings may assist in the formulation of prevention strategies. A model for the systematic development of sports injury-prevention strategies has been developed and is used by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Medical Committee. Cardiac screening is recommended to start at the beginning of competitive athletic activity, usually between the ages of 12 and 14 years. There is a need for a detailed epidemiological data on head injuries and... (More)

Today, there is an increased realization that engaging with Paralympic athletes offers the chance for healthcare professionals to work at the intersection of rehabilitation with sports and exercise medicine. The study of both injury and illness epidemiology in Paralympic sport is important, as findings may assist in the formulation of prevention strategies. A model for the systematic development of sports injury-prevention strategies has been developed and is used by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Medical Committee. Cardiac screening is recommended to start at the beginning of competitive athletic activity, usually between the ages of 12 and 14 years. There is a need for a detailed epidemiological data on head injuries and concussion in Paralympic sports, as most of the injury reports are anecdotal. When treating athletes, clinicians must closely consider the interaction between a medication's pharmacokinetics and the athlete's physiology. The chapter also discusses the effects of travel and sports nutrition for Paralympic athletes.

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Head injuries, Long-distance travel, Paralympic sports medicine, Pharmacological management, Pre-participation cardiac screening, Sports nutrition
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Training and Coaching the Paralympic Athlete
editor
Vanlandewijck, Y C; Thompson, W R; and
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21 pages
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Wiley-Blackwell
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  • scopus:85019383615
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9781119044338
9781119045144
DOI
10.1002/9781119045144.ch4
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English
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  author       = {Blauwet, Cheri A. and Lexell, Jan and Derman, Wayne},
  editor       = {Vanlandewijck, Y C and Thompson, W R},
  isbn         = {9781119044338},
  keyword      = {Head injuries,Long-distance travel,Paralympic sports medicine,Pharmacological management,Pre-participation cardiac screening,Sports nutrition},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {75--95},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Training and Coaching the Paralympic Athlete},
  title        = {Paralympic sports medicine},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119045144.ch4},
  year         = {2016},
}