Revolutions: PHC newsletter - Winter 2018/19

Find out more about the Rehab Move Congress 2018 in Groningen, the International Symposium in Japan, recent media coverage of the PHC and our work and read a spotlight on Caz Walton as well as an introduction to Nick Webborn.

The Peter Harrison Centre newsletter from Winter 2018-19 also includes a behind the scenes look at the School Games National Finals, the launch of a new website highlighting scientific exercise guidelines for people with a Spinal Cord Injury, an update on the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Talent Development Programme, and information about an international collaboration with r esearchers in Nordic Sports in Trondheim, Norway, plus infomration about:


  • Doing Sport Psychology in International Disability Football: Contemporary Research and Practice Perspectives
  • Scrooge, Sofas and Singing: Seasonal Cheer at 6th Rehab Move Congress 2018
  • International Symposium of Sports Medical Science for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
  • International Shoulder Group Meeting

Research updates

  • Ongoing Wheelchair Rugby Classification Projects at the Nottwil Low Point Tournament
  • The Biomechanics of Wheelchair Tennis: An Integrated Approach to Optimise Performance
  • Shoulder Pain and Wheelchair Propulsion
  • Dopamine-mediated Increase in Understanding of Physiology and Japanese Culture - a research visit to Wakayama University
  • Jonnie Peacock and Sophie Kamlish visit Loughborough for Testing as part of a Japanese Documentary
  • Exercise Promotion Videos for People with Arthritis: A Novel Way of Promoting Exercise Through Stories


  • Bekker MJ, Vegter RJK, van der Scheer JW, Lamoth JCL, de Hartog J, de Groot S, Arnet U, van der Woude LHV & Vegter HEJ (2018). Scapular kinematics during manual wheelchair propulsion in able-bodied subjects. Clinical Biomechanics (Bristol, Avon). May; 54:54-61.
  • Goosey-Tolfrey VL, Mason B, Paulson T, van der Scheer JW, Lenton J, van der Woude LHV & Vegter RJK (2018). Propulsion asymmetries in trained high and low-point wheelchair rugby players during sprint performance on an ergometer. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 28(5):1586-1593.
  • Goosey-Tolfrey VL, van der Scheer JW, Clements KC, Lexell J & Martin Ginis KA. (2018). Infographic: Development of scientific exercise guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury. British Journal Sports Medicine. 52(18):1166-1167.
  • Griggs KE, Havenith G, Price MJ & Goosey-Tolfrey VL (2019). Infographic. Thermoregulatory impairment in athletes with a spinal cord injury. British Journal Sports Medicine. Jan 4 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Hashizaki T, Nishimura Y, Teramura K, Umemoto Y, Shibasaki M, Leicht CA, Kouda K & Tajima F. (2018). Differences in serum IL-6 response after 1°C rise in core body temperature in individuals with spinal cord injury and cervical spinal cord injury during local heat stress. International Journal of Hyperthermia. Oct 10:1-7 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Hoekstra SP, Bishop NC, Faulkner SH, Bailey SJ & Leicht CA (2018). The acute and chronic effects of hot water immersion on inflammation and metabolism in sedentary, overweight adults. Journal of Applied Physiology. 125(6):2008-2018.
  • Hutchinson MJ, MacDonald MJ, Eston R & Goosey-Tolfrey VL (2018). Peak oxygen uptake measuring during a perceptually-regulated exercise test is reliable in community-based manual wheelchair users. Journal of Sports Science. 14:1-7.
  • Mason BS, Altmann VC & Goosey-Tolfrey VL (2018). Understanding the impact of trunk and arm impairment on wheelchair rugby performance during competition. International Journal of Sports Physiology Performance. 14:1-24.
  • Rhodes JM, Mason BS, Paulson TAW & Goosey-Tolfrey VL (2018). Altering the speed profiles of wheelchair rugby players with game-simulation drill design. International Journal of Sports Physiology Performance. 13(1): 37-43.
  • Stephenson BS, Hynes E, Leicht CA, Tolfrey K & Goosey-Tolfrey VL (2018). Training load, salivary immunoglobulin A illness incidence in elite paratriathletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology Performance. Oct 9:1-13.
  • Stephenson BS, Leicht CA, Tolfrey K & Goosey-Tolfrey VL (2018). A multi-factorial assessment of elite paratriathletes’ responses to two weeks of of intensified training. International Journal of Sports Physiology Performance. Dec 20: 1-23.
  • Stone B, Mason BS, Bundon A & Goosey-Tolfrey, VL (2019). Elite handcycling: A qualitative analysis of recumbent handbike configuration for optimal sports performance. Ergonomics, 1-10.
  • Van der Scheer, JW, Hutchinson MJ, Paulson T, Martin Ginis KA & Goosey-Tolfrey VL (2018). Reliability and validity of subjective measures of aerobic intensity in adults with spinal cord injury: a systematic review. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 10(2): 194-207.

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