Amputee Sports for Victims of Terrorism

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Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism
IOS Press, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 129 pages
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"As amputee sports gain worldwide recognition, it is natural that books and articles begin to be written about them. These would be from very different points of view because of the differing individuals and institutions which have an interest here. This book, Amputee Sports for Victims of Terrorism, is an almost entirely new departure, on the one hand because it takes as its topic these new sports, in particular amputee football, and secondly because the workshop which created it brought together the varied interest groups for the first time. The amputee sportsmen, trainers, administrators, medical professionals, social workers, not to forget the army, came together with the common aims of giving theoretical and practical information on amputee sports, promoting their international organization and regulation, and of increasing awareness of these sports which have been recognised as an effective means of rehabilitating amputees and promoting their well-being. The editors hope that this book will be a useful reference point for future work on amputee sports. "
 

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Contents

The History of Disabled Sports
1
The History of Modern Amputee Football
5
The Anatomy of Amputee Players
14
Muscular Activity and Exercises
19
Energy Systems in Sports
24
Sports Injuries and First Aid
32
Doping Drug Misuse in Sports
42
The Physiological Effects of Sports in Amputees
48
The Disability Movement
78
The Role of SociallyFocused Marketing in the Development of Amputee Football in Russia
83
Coordination in Amputee Football
87
The Rules of Amputee Football
94
Techniques of Amputee Football
100
Practice in the Field
113
Tactics in Amputee Football
117
Sumup
126

Psychology in Sport
65
The Community Effects of Disabled Sports
70

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