Wheelchair basketball is currently the most popular wheelchair sport. Playing this sport contributes to a better physical and psychological health and is therefore a very positive activity. However, while manual wheelchair users are at high risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders at the shoulder, this risk doubles for wheelchair basketball athletes.
This project, funded by the inter-sectorial initiative Société Inclusive and realized in partnership with the research centre INÉDI and the Centre d’intégration à la vie active (CIVA), aims to evaluate the shoulder risks associated with many movement performed in this sport. This will help trainers to create better trainings, both in gym and at home, to reduce the risk of shoulder disorder.