4 Common Activities Team Sports Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Softball Quad Rugby
5 Possible Secondary Injuries/Conditions to Avoid: Hypotension Autonomic Dysreflexia Hypo/hyperthermia Dehydration Rotator cuff injury Hand/limb injuries Pressure sores
6 Prevention of Secondary Injuries Consult a physician Set challenging but attainable goals Moderation is the KEY – set challenging but attainable goals and use a stepwise approach to increasing intensity, duration and frequency of exercise Keep an exercise/diet diary Participate in different activities
7 Prevention of Secondary Injuries, continued Use equipment that is appropriately configured and sized Warm-up – stretch – warm down Be aware of excessive sweating or moisture Be aware of symptoms of autonomic dysreflexia Use an appropriate seat cushion Use protective apparel such as gloves, or wrist/arm braces, etc. Inspect your body regularly for injuries Get sufficient rest/sleep
8 Environmental and Social Barriers Finding accessible facilities Identifying knowledgeable assistants/trainers Accessing adaptive equipment or assistive technology Sparse programming at the community, collegiate and scholastic levels Future programs, issues, etc.?