J Korean Phys Ther.  2019 Aug;31(4):228-235. 10.18857/jkpt.2019.31.4.228.

Study on the Injury and Rehabilitation of Racket Athletes with Disabilities

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Physical Therapy, The Graduate School, Daegu Catholic University, Daegu, Korea.
  • 2Department of Physical Therapy, College of Bio and medical science, The Graduate School, Daegu Catholic University, Korea.
  • 3Korea Paralympic committee, Seoul, Korea. hkshin1@cu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study examined the injury and rehabilitation of athletes with disabilities in racket sports projects (i.e., badminton, table tennis, and wheelchair tennis). In addition, the characteristics of each project and the differences among those projects are discussed.
METHODS
Business team athletes with disabilities in racket sport were enrolled as subjects (i.e., 19 badminton athletes, 19 table tennis athletes, and 19 wheelchair tennis athletes). The real conditions of the injury, injury severity, injury site, symptoms, and rehabilitation methods after injury were analyzed.
RESULTS
No significant differences were observed among the actual condition, injury severity, symptoms and the methods of rehabilitation on racket sport for athletes (i.e., badminton, table tennis, and wheelchair tennis athletes) with disability. The differences were focused mainly on the injury sites due to the characteristics of the different projects, and specific technical actions.
CONCLUSION
This study examined the real condition of the injury, injury severity, injury site, symptoms and rehabilitation methods after the injury on the rackets (i.e., badminton, table tennis, and wheelchair tennis) athletes with disabilities. The data can be used to eliminate the incidence of injury and minimize the injury severity for racket athletes with disabilities. In addition, it can also be used for the disabled, who like racket projects, as the fundamental material to prevent injury and assist in recovery.

Keyword

Athlete; Disabled persons; Injuries; Racquet sports; Rehabilitation

MeSH Terms

Athletes*
Commerce
Disabled Persons
Humans
Incidence
Racquet Sports
Rehabilitation*
Tennis
Wheelchairs
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