oa Quest - Investigating injury and illness in Paralympic athletes : protecting paralympians - theme

Volume 15 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1729-830X



Paralympians ‘push the envelope’ as hard as any elite athlete, but they have additional medical challenges that Stellenbosch University researchers are helping them overcome. The Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine (ISEM) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is involved in several studies investigating injury and illness in Paralympic athletes. ISEM’s director, Professor Wayne Derman, has served as an offi cial doctor for the South African Paralympic team, so is well placed to discuss some of the issues and the range of solutions that his team is developing.

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