Healthy and Fit for Optimal Performance
4-7 September

Vista 2019 - Presentations

The authors of the following presentations authorised the IPC to make their VISTA presentation(s) available to the general public on the IPC website.

The IPC would like to thank all of the presenters for providing their expertise through this channel.

Yves Vanlandewijck 

Sport Eligibility and Classification in the Paralympic Games –Past, Present, Future

The example of Wheelchair Basketball


Marjan Olfers Fair play? Play if fair?
Leslie Swartz Parasport development from grassroots to sporting spectacle: A view from Africa
Nick Webborn The Past, Present and Future of Paralympic Sports Medicine



Joost N. Kok

Ryuji Hitamatsu

Data Science to Optimise Performance

Bryce Dyer

Sonja de Groot

Barbara Springer

Equipment & Technology in Paralympic sports

Emma Beckman

Scott Field

David Mann

From A to Z in Classification Research

Karen DePauw

David Howe

Stephanie Wheeler

The Long-Term Impact of Hight Quality Social Research

Mohammad VaezMousavi

Willem van Mechelen

Prevention of Injury and Protection of the Health of the Athlete

Sascha Haans

Raoul Oudejans

John van der Kamp

Sport Psychology


presenter theme

Liz Broad

Hein Daanen

Tasuru Ibusuki

Peter Van de Vliet


Beat the heat


006    Bjerkefors    Development and reliability of a sport specific isometric strength test battery for para-kayak
009    Bossuyt    Preserving shoulder health in wheelchair users: The role of wheelchair propulsion induced fatigue and capacity
012 Cavedon    Evaluating the anaerobic responses to physical exercise in trained male Paralympic athletes with locomotor impairment
013 Cavedon Evaluating the impact of sport activity on body composition in subjects with physical impairments
016    Cunningham The relationship between disability-related identities and well-being in elite para athletes
018 Dalton Exploration of the Minimum Visual Impairment Criteria for Para Alpine Skiing using Simulated Vision Impairments
021 Muchaxo    Handcycling classification: Influence of trunk strength on performance
024    Dean The Development of Participation of Women in Para sport: A Comparison of Four IPC Sports
026    Deh    Developmental Trajectories and Training Histories of Canadian and Australian Paralympic Ahletes
028    Scheffers    Local Bamboo as a Cost-Effective Construction Material for Daily Use Wheelchairs and Sports Chairs: Increasing Mobility Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Setting
029    Doolan    A Novel Cost-Efficient Wheelchair Training Roller for Persons with Disabilities in Economically Disadvantaged Settings: EasyRoller
030    Fagher    Incidence of sports-related injuries and illnesses in Paralympic athletes – a prospective 52-week study
035    Fliess Douer    Sleep habits, quality and chronotype of Paralympic athletes in the preparation for Tokyo 2020 Games
037    Flueck    The Influence of Equimolar Nitrate Doses From Beetroot Juice and Sodium Nitrate on Upper and Lower Body Exercise in Paralympic Athletes and Able-Bodied Men
038    Flueck Differences in body composition in various wheelchair sports
044    Groothuis    The effect of prosthetic alignment on prosthetic and total leg stiffness while running with simulated running-specific prosthesis
046    Gutiérrez    Questionnaire development to assess inclusion processes in badminton sport entities at European level: the “Badminton for All” project
048    Hammond    The implementation of disability inclusive sport policy by sporting organizations in British Columbia, Canada
052    Hogarth    Tethered swim performance in Para swimmers with physical impairment
056    Hutchinson    Spinal cord injury and training status impact the differentiated RPE response to incremental wheelchair propulsion
059    Hobbs    Rapid review of performance determinants in Para-Dressage
063    Karinharju    Validity of two wheelchair-mounted devices for measuring wheelchair speed and distance during wheelchair-based activities
068    Kinugasa    Race performance trajectories of Tandem Para-cyclists
072    Kouwijzer    Short-term mental health effects of training for the HandbikeBattle and associations with physical capacity
073    Kraaijenbrink    The differences between synchronous and asynchronous submaximal handcycling in light of practice: effects on physiology and force production
074    Krabben    Getting a grip on classification in judo: Developing evidence-based classification for judo athletes with vision impairment
075    Lawson    An investigation of classifiers’ perceptions of working with athletes with a disability
076    Lexell    Incidence of head injuries and concussion among Swedish Paralympic athletes – a 52-week prospective study
077    Lijedahl    The relationship between isometric and dynamic leg strength in elite para-cyclists and its use in para-cycling classification
082    Maia    Development of an objective measure of movement coordination for swimmers with neurological impairments
084    Martin    Psychological Preparation for Paralympians
099    Nooijen    The relation between performance measures in para-cycling classification research
110    Pérez-Tejero    The road to the silver medal at 2016 Rio Paralympic Games: game related statistic analysis of the Spanish wheelchair basketball male team
111    Pérez-Tejero    Variability in pacing strategies along race performance of swimmers with intellectual impairment at the Paralympic Games
113    Perret    Citus, Altius, Fortius? – A 10 Year Analysis of Women’s T54 Wheelchair Athletics Performance Development
116    Polo Decision making and game performance of elite-basketball players with intellectual impairment: a step forward for an evidence-based classification system
117    Polo Relationship between shoulder pain assements and wheelchair basketball performance
119    Quinn “Too Many Chairs at the Table”: The Athlete Perspective of Inclusion/Exclusion in Paralympic Sport
121    Ravensbergen    When does vision impairment limit performance in swimming – towards evidence-based minimum impairment criteria
122    Reina Is possible the linkage of performance determinants in team para-sports with classification purposes? An example applied in CP-Football
124    Davi Noncarious cervical lesions, cervical dentin hypersensitivity and gingival recession: prevalence, risk factors and quality of life in athletes with disabilities
127    Rietveld    Wheelchair mobility performance of elite wheelchair tennis players during four field tests: inter-trial reliability and construct validity
129    Rosen Inter-rater reliability of the new classification system for Para Va’a
130    Runciman    Putting the best foot forward – a randomised controlled cross-over trial investigating functional capacity in South African lower limb amputees
131    Runciman Why are athletes bringing injuries into the Games? The risk profiles associated with the high pre-competition period injury rate at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games: a multivariate analysis of 51,198 athlete days
138    Sawicki    The Alberta Adaptive Contact (AACT) Database – Geospatial Tracking of Accessible Resources Available to an Athlete / Participant
143    Stalin    Exploration of the Minimum Visual Impairment Criteria for Para Nordic Skiing using Simulated Vision Impairments
144    Stone    Crank fore-aft position affects economy and technique in trained recumbent handcyclists
145    Sun    Non-Accidental Harms in Athletes with Impairment: A State-of-the-Art Review
147    Tweedy An Intense Sabbatical: What one mid-career researcher in spinal cord injury has learned about spinal cord injury since his son acquired one
150    Van Breukelen    Classification of Athletes with Coördination Impairments in Wheelchair Rugby
151    van der Linden    The new kid on the World Para Athletics block: The evidence for classification measures to be included in RaceRunning classification
152    van der Slikke    Wheelchair Mobility Performance enhancement by changing wheelchair properties; what is the effect of grip, seat height and mass?
154    van Lindert    The Integration of disability sport into mainstream sports clubs, the Dutch case
156    Verheul    RaceRunning Classification within World Para Athletics: A Consensus Statement
162    Wu Minimal Impairment Criteria in Para Table Tennis for Standing Players with Physical Impairments: Evidence-Based Support for Revisions