Para and Adapted Sports Medicine, An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America

By Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu, MD, MPH and Wayne Derman, MBChB MSc (Med) (Hons). PhD, FFIMS
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This issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics will cover a number of important topics related to Para and Adapted Sports Medicine. The issue is under the editorial direction of Drs. Yetsa Tuakli and Wayne Derman. Topics in this issue will include: Representations of self and disability through para sport; Prosthetics in para sport; Evidence-based classification of para athletes; Autonomic nervous system in para athletes with spinal cord injury; Training and performance characteristics of para swimmers; Concussion in para athletes; Engineering and technology in wheelchair sport; The Athlete with brain injury; Social inclusion through para sport; and Para athletic identity from competition to retirement.
ISBN 9780323583732
Product Format Ebook
Publication Date 2018
Author Information By Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu, MD, MPH, Harvard and Wayne Derman, MBChB MSc (Med) (Hons). PhD, FFIMS, University of Stellenbosch Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Table of Content

Foreword: Maximizing One's Potential

Preface: Contemporary Medical, Scientific & Social Perspectives on Para Sport

Illness Among Paralympic Athletes: Epidemiology, Risk Markers, and Preventative Strategies

Acute and Chronic Musculoskeletal Injury in Para Sport: A Critical Review

Autonomic Nervous System in Paralympic Athletes with Spinal Cord Injury

Athletes with Brain Injury: Pathophysiologic and Medical Challenges

Key Nutritional Strategies to Optimize Performance in Para Athletes

Concussion in Para Sport

Applying Scientific Principles to Enhance Paralympic Classification Now and in the Future: A Research Primer for Rehabilitation Specialists

Performance Characteristics of Para Swimmers: How Effective Is the Swimming Classification System?

Engineering and Technology in Wheelchair Sport

Sport-Specific Limb Prostheses in Para Sport

Para Sport Athletic Identity from Competition to Retirement: A Brief Review and Future Research Directions

The Social Empowerment of Difference: The Potential Influence of Para Sport

Social Inclusion Through Para Sport: A Critical Reflection on the Current State of Play

Paralympic Games: History and Legacy of a Global Movement

Publication Date 20-04-2018
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