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SILVA, Andressa; VITAL, Roberto  e  MELLO, Marco Túlio de. ACTION OF PHYSIOTHERAPY IN PARALYMPIC SPORT. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.2, pp.157-161. ISSN 1517-8692.

Increasingly, Paralympic athletes have been achieving impressive results in major competitions, but the occurrence of musculoskeletal injuries in these athletes is also increasing. As a result, the action of physiotherapy is becoming more important and more widespread in this field. The purpose of this study is to outline the main musculoskeletal injuries and the role of the physiotherapist in Paralympic sport. There have been several published articles on musculoskeletal injuries related to disability and the modality of sport practiced by the athlete. However, these give few details on the action of the physiotherapist, and the possible contributions of this professional to the assessment, monitoring, intervention, and prevention of injuries in Paralympic athletes. It can be concluded that the work of the physiotherapist is extremely important for the rehabilitation of injuries. However, information about their action in Paralympic sport, and the areas in which they can act and help the Paralympic athlete, is still limited.

Palavras-chave : physical therapy modalities; sports; athletic injuries; sports for persons with disabilities.

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