Part of the esteemed IOC Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series, this new volume on Training and Coaching the Paralympic Athlete will be athlete-centred with each chapter written for the practical use of medical doctors and allied health personnel. The chapters also consider the role of medical science in the athlete's sporting career and summarize current international scientific Paralympic literature.
- Provides a concise, authoritative overview of the science, medicine and psycho-social aspects of training and coaching disabled and Paralympic athletes
- Offers guidance on medical aspects unique to the training and coaching of Paralympic athletes
- Endorsed by both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
- Written and edited by global thought leaders in sports medicine
Professor Yves C. Vanlandewijck, Ph.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Professor Walter R. Thompson, Ph.D.
Department of Kinesiology and Health
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA, USA