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Athletic Sports Injuries


Through our collaboration with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Adaptive Fitness Center and other organizations, we perform a number of projects investigating physical activity and common injuries in individuals playing adaptive sports.

In addition we are also investigating access for athletes and how COVID-19, both the disease and mitigations strategies has impacted these individuals.

Current Projects


  1. The Relationship between Ultrasound Metrics and the presence of shoulder pain in adaptive athletes
    Co-Investigator: Jen Soo Hoo MD, (Weill Cornell Medicine)
  2. The Prevalence and Risk Factors for Shoulder Pain in Elite Sled Hockey Players
    Co-Investigators: Ryan Nussbaum DO, (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab), Jacqueline Spangenberg (Louisiana State University Medical School)
  3. Access to sporting facilities for individuals with disabilities
    Co-investigators: Sindhoori Nalla DO, Kevin Huang DO (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)
  4. Health status and nutritional intake of adaptive athletes
    Co-investigators: Kevin Ozment MD, Meghan Hayes MD (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)
  5. The Impact of COVID-19 on Disability Golfers
    Co-investigators: Cameron Fausett MD (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)
  6. The Impact of Disability Golf on Player Health, Quality of Life and Self Perception: Thematic Analysis
    Investigators: Stanley Guillaume (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)

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