Public lecture

Shoulder health in wheelchair athletes

IAS Visiting Fellow Dr Fransiska M Bossuyt delivers a seminar on their research - 

This seminar explores critical aspects of shoulder problems and pain, affecting two out of three individuals at some point in their lives and posing increased risks for wheelchair users. Shoulder pain can significantly impair an individual’s independence and ability to perform important activities such as eating, self-care, work, and sports. The cumbersome treatment and long rehabilitation process further highlight the need to improve injury prevention. The speaker discusses a research trajectory from basic science through to applied clinical application. The talk specifically delves into how repetitive activities, such as fatiguing wheelchair propulsion, impact shoulder biomechanics and tendon structures. The presented findings will shed light on injury mechanisms and recommendations for optimizing shoulder health in wheelchair athletes. Finally, future perspectives and insights into state-of-the-art technologies for understanding shoulder functioning and injury mechanisms will be discussed.

Arrivals from 11:45 am for a 12:00 noon start. For those joining in-person, lunch will be served after the seminar from 1:00pm.

This event is hybrid format, please use the required booking button at the bottom of the page to choose either in-person or online attendance.
(Please note that in-person spaces are limited and booking is required, so we can manage numbers for catering and also the space inside International House)

By booking a place at this event, attendees agree to behave in a respectful manner such that everyone feels comfortable contributing as they wish. The IAS reserves the right to eject anyone who does not abide by this policy.

IAS seminars are typically recorded, minus any Q&A sessions at the end, again to encourage contributions. The recordings are then uploaded to our website on a Fellows bio page and/or Programme page, along with our IAS YouTube Channel. If you are not able to attend a seminar live, please do still register as we will email everyone who registered to let them know once the recordings are made available.

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