A player’s classification, impairment type and physical attributes all contribute to the predisposition of heightened thermal strain in Wheelchair Rugby.
Chilling the Game is a visual aid providing details of pre-, per-, and post-cooling strategies that may be optimal for a wheelchair rugby game. The aid helps players to identify and be consistent with what works best for them.
WWR would like to thank Dr Tom O’Brien, Prof. Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey and colleagues at the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at Loughborough University (@ handle when posted on socials) for their work on cooling methods for Wheelchair Rugby Athletes.
Chilling the Game: Mastering cooling strategies for Wheelchair Rugby can be found on the WWR Website.