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Elizabeth Broad

Sport for Individuals with an Impairment
Peter Van de Vliet

Principles of Sports Nutrition
Elizabeth Broad and Louise Burke

Spinal Cord Injuries
Victoria Goosey-Tolfrey, Jennifer Krempien and Mike Price

Cerebral Palsy and Acquired Brain Injuries
Jeanette Crosland and Craig Boyd

Nutrition for Amputees
Nanna L. Meyer and Stephanie Edwards

Les Autres
Elizabeth Broad

Vision and Hearing Impairment
Elizabeth Broad

Intellectual Impairments
Elizabeth Broad

Medical Issues, Pharmacology and Nutrient Interactions
Matthias Strupler and Claudio Perret

Use of Supplements in Athletes
Claudio Perret and Greg Shaw

Assessing Body Composition of Athletes
Gary Slater

Practical Sports Nutrition Issues
Siobhan Crawshay and Jeanette Crosland

Summary and Future Directions
Elizabeth Broad


"It was a joy to read a book on this topic. ... Every dietician should read this book and all those working in sport or rehabilitation should study it. ... not only provides a practical overview of the nutritional needs for adaptive sport but also thrusts paralympic sport into the spotlight. This is the only book of Its kind and I hope It IS the first in a series dedicated to this field."
-American College of Sports Medicine

"... the text is an excellent example of how we, as trained sports dietitians, can put our medical and clinical knowledge into play in a challenging but very rewarding field of sports nutrition. We need to understand the medical situation and limitations faced by these courageous, inspiring athletes, and assist them to be the best athletes they can be through excellent sports nutrition. Thanks Liz, for giving us this unique opportunity to learn from your wealth of experience."
-Alison Walsh, Accredited Sports Dietitian

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