Sport 1st, disability 2nd. Paralympian Cheri Blauwet discusses SEM in elite disability sport #322

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Dr. Cheri Blauwet is a leading and inspiring voice in sport and exercise medicine (SEM). She is a former Paralympic athlete in the sport of wheelchair racing, competing for the United States Team in three Paralypmic Games (Sydney '00, Athens '04, Beijing '08) and bringing home a total of seven Paralympic medals. She is also a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon. After an elite sporting career, she turned her attentions to medicine. Dr. Blauwet completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School and followed this by a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. A successful and influential career in SEM has so far culminated in Cheri acting as the Chairperson of the International Paralympic Committee’s Medical Commission. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), promoting clean competition in sports. BJSM’s Liam West talks to Dr. Blauwet to highlight top learning points from her journey into SEM and the must know topics in disability sport. You can hear Cheri talk further on this topic at the Canadian Academy of SEM 2018 conference in New Halifax in June - https://bit.ly/2rif5S0 Similar Podcasts; Cerebral Palsy Soccer - https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/cerebral-palsy-football-1?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/bjsm-1 Further Reading; Webborn N, et al. Heads up on concussion in para sport. Br J Sports Med 2017 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-097236 Derman W, et al. Sport, sex and age increase risk of illness at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games: a prospective cohort study of 51 198 athlete days. Br J Sports Med 2017 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-097962 Mountjoy M, et al. The IOC Consensus Statement: harassment and abuse (non-accidental violence) in sport. Br J Sports Med 2016 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-096121 Derman W, et al. High precompetition injury rate dominates the injury profile at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games: a prospective cohort study of 51 198 athlete days. Br J Sports Med 2017 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-098039 Blauwet CA, et al. Risk of Injuries in Paralympic Track and Field Differs by Impairment and Event Discipline A Prospective Cohort Study at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Am J Sports Med 2016;44:6

Blauwet CA, et al. Low Energy Availability, Menstrual Dysfunction, and Low Bone Mineral Density in Individuals with a Disability: Implications for the Para Athlete Population. Sports Med 2017;47(9):1697-1708

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