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.
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Para and Adapted Sports Medicine - Table of Contents
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