Title

Adaptive Sports, Arts, Recreation, and Community Engagement.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2020

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.pmr.2019.09.003

Abstract

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.

Journal Title

Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

143

Last Page

158

MeSH Keywords

Art; Cerebral Palsy; History, 19th Century; History, 20th Century; History, 21st Century; Humans; Recreation; Sports for Persons with Disabilities

Keywords

Adaptive performance; Adaptive recreation; Adaptive sports; Adaptive sports medicine; Cerebral palsy

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