Sports medicine and the wheelchair athlete.

  title={Sports medicine and the wheelchair athlete.},
  author={Roy Jesse Shephard},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={5 4},
International competitions for the wheelchair-confined are now a major feature of the world of sport. They are helpful in improving both mood state and physiological function, while improving long term prognosis. Immediate medical problems are much as in other types of competition, but there are also specific problems (bladder infections, pressure sores, intolerance of environmental extremes, and injuries related to wheelchair use). Disability classification, based on the anatomical or… CONTINUE READING