Recommendations to the Medical Services in Spanish federations by sport, for the inclusion of athletes with disabilities (second part)

Research output: Indexed journal article Reviewpeer-review

Abstract

The inclusion of people with disabilities is a priority axis in social development policies, both in Spain and in the rest of the world. Also, in practice of physical and sports activities, where they are already an example that can be extrapolate to other areas of the society. Currently the International Sports Federations (one-sport) are developing their inclusive processes to accommodate athletes with disabilities of their sport; this process has already become a widespread and irreversible worldwide sport movement. This situation is being conducted by the “Consejo Superior de Deportes” (Spanish Sport Council) and the Spanish Paralympic Committee, a process that must culminate with the incorporation, to these national federations by sport, of all people disabled or not, who want to practice their modalities, in a single sport organizational model. In its first part, “Recommendations to the Medical Services in Spanish federations by sport, for the inclusion of athletes with disabilities”, it already pointed out that the structure and organization of Federative Medical Services (SMF) must not be alien to the inclusive process and adaptation in all the federative structures. Therefore, now, the rest of the necessary and significant actions and adaptations are complete, as in physiotherapy, orthopedics and technical aids, health care, psychology and structural adaptations of the SMF also. This review, as a whole, has as main objective to guarantee, through its recommendations, quality services, which can be offer in the same measure to athlete with or without disability in equal treatment. Providing recommendations and more knowledge to the process of inclusion in the federated Spanish sport, so that it reaches success, and can guarantee a good service to all its athletes, following the most current criteria of good inclusive practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-182
Number of pages9
JournalArchivos de medicina del deporte
Volume35
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Adapted sport
  • Adapted sport federations (multi-sport)
  • Adapted sport psychology
  • Disabled athlete
  • Federations by sport (conventional)
  • Inclusion
  • Medical sport services
  • Sport integration

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Recommendations to the Medical Services in Spanish federations by sport, for the inclusion of athletes with disabilities (second part)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this