The Paralympic Athlete: Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science

The Paralympic Athlete: Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science

Editor(s): Yves C. Vanlandewijck, Walter R. Thompson

Published Online: 6 DEC 2010 06:21AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444334043

Online ISBN: 9781444328356

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328356

About this Book

This brand new Handbook addresses Paralympic sports and athletes, providing practical information on the medical issues, biological factors in the performance of the sports and physical conditioning.

The book begins with a comprehensive introduction of the Paralympic athlete, followed by discipline-specific reviews from leading authorities in disability sport science, each covering the biomechanics, physiology, medicine, philosophy, sociology and psychology of the discipline. The Paralympic Athlete also addresses recent assessment and training tools to enhance the performance of athletes, particularly useful for trainers and coaches, and examples of best practice on athletes' scientific counseling are also presented.

This new title sits in a series of specialist reference volumes, ideal for the use of professionals working directly with competitive athletes.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Introduction

  2. Part 2: Paralympic Sport Science

    1. Chapter 2

      Biomechanics (pages 31–50)

      Ian Rice, Florentina J. Hettinga, Justin Laferrier, Michelle L. Sporner, Christine M. Heiner, Brendan Burkett and Rory A. Cooper

  3. Part 3: Exercise Testing and Prescription

    1. Chapter 8

      Aerobic and Anaerobic Power (pages 135–155)

      Yeshayahu “Shayke” Hutzler, Yoav Meckel and Judith Berzen

    2. Chapter 11

      Mental Preparation (pages 198–213)

      Dietmar Martin Samulski, Franco Noce and Varley Teoldo da Costa

  4. Part 4: Best Practices

    1. Chapter 12

      Preparation for the Paralympic Summer Games: Heat, Humidity, Pollution (pages 215–230)

      Marco Túlio de Mello, Sílvio de Araújo Fernandes, Andressa da Silva, Luiz Oswaldo Carneiro Rodrigues, Emilson Colantonio, Marcos Gonçalves de Santana and Sergio Tufik

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