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Cardiovascular Adjustments in Wheelchair Paraplegic Athletes (WPA)

  • M. Marchetti

Abstract

Paraplegic and tetraplegic patients constitute a great part of wheelchair dependent athletes. Although the benefits of sport in these subjects have been reported by a large number of authors, this presentation will stress that the anatomical and functional peculiarities of a para- or tetraplegic person are so unlike those of an able bodied subject that only very specialised trainers or sports physicians, well aware of those differences, can effectively take care of these athletes.

Keywords

Sympathetic Control Basketball Game Body Subject Wheelchair Athlete Tetraplegic Patient 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Marchetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Physiology, Post Graduate School of Sport MedicineUniversity “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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