Wheelchair Hockey Linked to Physical, Psychological Gains in Men

Wheelchair Hockey Linked to Physical, Psychological Gains in Men

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Wheelchair Hockey Linked to Physical, Psychological Gains in Men

Playing wheelchair hockey is associated with better psychological well-being, self-perception of physical abilities, and quality of life in men with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a small study in Italy shows. These findings add to some previous studies reporting the health benefits of adaptive sports to people with physical disabilities, including SMA, further supporting their participation in such sports. The study, “Wheelchair Hockey improves neuromuscular patients’ well-being,” was published in the journal PM&R. The…

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