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1 The Paralympics Cathy Howells OAM BAppSc(Phty)APAM Author, The Amputee Coach www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

2 From 1948 to London 2012 www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

3 Competition for Disabled Athletes: 1948 - disabled athletes compete on opening day of London Olympics. Rome 1960 – 1 st official Paralympic Games, open to not just war veterans. 1976 – athletes with different disabilities included, not just wheelchair athletes. 1988 Seoul – Paralympics is coined and Games held after Olympics. www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

4 What came out of London 2012?

5 Controversy: Transtibial competition Beaten by A giraffe in underpants? www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

6 Leg Length: What should it be? The Proportions of Man The Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci circa 1490 www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

7 Weve been here before… 1992 Barcelona 1996 Atlanta www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

8 Unilateral vs Bilateral 100m www.TheAmputeeCoach.com J. Peacock 10.9 R.Brown 11.03 A. Fourie 11.08 O.Pistorius 11.14

9 Unilateral vs Bilateral > 100m 1.Oscar Pistorius 46.68 2.Blake Leeper 50.14 3.David Prince 50.61 WR 4. Alan Olivera 51.59 www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

10 World Champs 2011 Christchurch T44 200m Men www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

11 BKA vs AKA using points GOLD: Kelly Cartwright, WR:4.38m, 1030 pts SILVER: Stephanie Reid, PR: 5.28m, 1023 pts www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

12 TKA vs AKA vs Knee Fusion?? www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

13 World Champs 2011 Christchurch T42 100m Womens final www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

14 Unilateral vs Bilateral AKA <100m T42 100m 1.Popow,H. 12.40 2.Reardon,S. 12.43 3.Czyz,W. 12.52 7. Whitehead,R.12.99 www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

15 Unilateral vs Bilateral AKA >100m Richard Whitehead T42 200m 1. Whitehead 24.38 2. Vance 25.55 3. Popow 25.90 4. Reardon 26.03 www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

16 Is no legs an advantage? www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

17 Knee joints? Compulsory? Mechanical vs Anatomical Prototypes www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

18 Advances in Technology

19 4 bar hydraulic Prototype- modified hydraulic

20 Selecting the right technology www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

21 Progression of Transtibial Running Alignment

22 Amputee Physiotherapy Involvement Clean up the gait. Empower them. From Sickness to Wellness. Disbility to Ability. Education- whats available? www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

23 Amputee Physiotherapy involvement ROM Muscle Strength Control Core Muscle Activation Movement Patterns www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

24 Lessons from the Paralympians Walk well before you run or anything else… www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

25 Lessons from the Paralympians Appropriate prescription Initial upgrading to enable handling of sporting prosthesis. www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

26 Lessons from the Paralympians Use the power of your mind. Be conscious of muscles working and what it feels like. Treat your body like an athlete. Mental rehearsal www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

27 Create a new Powerhouse. www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

28 Core: Specific Functional www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

29 Physical upgrading: www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

30 Its difficult…thats the point! Strength Stability www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

31 Challenge them and you www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

32 Never give up. www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

33 We need to be their Champions… www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

34 Keep your eyes on the Prize. Sydney 2000 Gold Medallists Mens 4x100m and 4x400m. Both World Records. Neil Fuller, Steve Wilson, Tim Mathews, Heath Francis. www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

35 Not disabled athletes….ATHLETES with a disability www.TheAmputeeCoach.com

36 Walk Well, Be Fit, Enjoy Life! www.TheAmputee Coach.com cathy@theamputeec oach.com cathy@theamputeec oach.com Facebook www.TheAmputeeCoach.com


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