Many sports nutrition professionals are challenged by their lack of knowledge of both the functional limitations and the required alterations to training of the athlete with an impairment. In cases where the impairment results in minimal differences in the physiological basis of exercise, sports nutrition principles are easily transferable. However, other impairments such as spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy require a very individualized approach to estimations of energy expenditure and carbohydrate and fluid requirements. Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes provides information on the broad subcategories of all physical impairments, along with visual, hearing, and intellectual impairments. Specific areas such as body composition, supplements, and practical issues are discussed comprehensively. Case studies enhance and illustrate a direct and first-hand application to managing Paralympic athletes. Sports nutrition can be the difference in being competitive and making the podium. With the rapidly increasing Paralympic profile, this book will be required reading for professionals endeavoring to give their athletes the competitive edge.
This book will challenge and stimulate current and future research in this area to improve the delivery of this intrinsic component of athlete preparation.
Introduction Elizabeth Broad Sport for Individuals with an Impairment Peter Van de Vliet Principles of Sports Nutrition Elizabeth Broad and Louise Burke Spinal Cord Injuries Victoria Goosey-Tolfrey, Jennifer Krempien and Mike Price Cerebral Palsy and Acquired Brain Injuries Jeanette Crosland and Craig Boyd Nutrition for Amputees Nanna L. Meyer and Stephanie Edwards Les Autres Elizabeth Broad Vision and Hearing Impairment Elizabeth Broad Intellectual Impairments Elizabeth Broad Medical Issues, Pharmacology and Nutrient Interactions Matthias Strupler and Claudio Perret Use of Supplements in Athletes Claudio Perret and Greg Shaw Assessing Body Composition of Athletes Gary Slater Practical Sports Nutrition Issues Siobhan Crawshay and Jeanette Crosland Summary and Future Directions Elizabeth Broad