Adaptive Sports, Arts, Recreation, and Community Engagement.
Adaptive sports and recreation have an important role in the lifestyle of individuals with cerebral palsy (CP). This article discusses the history of adaptive sports and the benefits of adaptive sports and recreation. Barriers and medical challenges are also thoroughly discussed, including common musculoskeletal issues, methods to prevent musculoskeletal injury, pain, fatigue, maximal exertion, and other medical comorbidities and illness. The role of health care providers such as physiatrists is emphasized to provide support to individuals with CP who either are interested in starting exercise or a sport or are already an athlete.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America
Art; Cerebral Palsy; History, 19th Century; History, 20th Century; History, 21st Century; Humans; Recreation; Sports for Persons with Disabilities
Adaptive performance; Adaptive recreation; Adaptive sports; Adaptive sports medicine; Cerebral palsy
Tow S, Gober J, Nelson MR. Adaptive Sports, Arts, Recreation, and Community Engagement. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2020;31(1):143-158. doi:10.1016/j.pmr.2019.09.003