Although its original name (“murderball”) can be misleading, wheelchair rugby is not a violent sport. Even so, being one of the adapted sports with most contact, it implies that there are several tactical and safety issues that players must be very clear about.
It is important to know the causes and effects of spasticity in order to provide a comprehensive treatment to counter its effects and improve the quality of life of those living with it.
Spasticity is a velocity-dependent disorder of the stretch reflex that results in increased muscle tone and exaggerated tendon jerks (Lance, 1980 cited in Physio-pedia.com)
"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." These words coined by Confucius, an influential Chinese philosopher are wonderful sentiments. However, it is quite a challenge knowing whether or not you love a job until you actually get into it.
Proper wheelchair maintenance is key to ensuring the mobility, performance and safety of your equipment.
In this post we shall touch upon some of the recommendations for the daily care of your wheelchair and upon which things you should check most regularly.
Adapted swimming is one of the most prominent Paralympic disciplines. The creation of more and more accessible pools have contributed to the popularisation of this complete and stimulating sport, one of the few with continuous presence since the first Paralympic Games of Rome in 1960.