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The 2024 Summer Paralympic Games in Paris: a development opportunity for rehabilitation and PRM

Session outline

Participation in the Paralympic Games has increased dramatically in recent decades, and the resulting increase in performance has created new challenges for sports medicine and PRM. Health professionals not only need to know about the prevention and treatment of sports injuries, nutrition and training, but also be aware of the wide variety of medical problems associated with disability.  The life expectancy of disabled people has also increased, and their access to primary prevention through nutrition and physical activity has become a new public health issue.

The organization of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games has raised awareness among French society and healthcare professionals of the importance of physical activity for people with disabilities. As a result, the parasport-related care offering, and the training of professionals have evolved in recent years.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand why organizing the Paralympic Games in a country is a development opportunity for rehabilitation and PRM.
  • Identify the role of rehabilitation professionals in supporting physical activity and sports projects for people with disabilities.
  • Understanding how professional training has changed.
  • Understanding how the care offering has changed.

Target audience

  • Allied health
  • Medical practitioners
  • Students
  • Trainees
  • Nursing staff

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