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Thom T.J. Veeger, Annemarie M.H. de Witte, Monique A.M. Berger, Rienk M.A. van der Slikke, Dirkjan (H.E.J.) Veeger and Marco J.M. Hoozemans

physical performance, which will influence wheelchair handling, but also by optimization of the wheelchair configuration. 5 – 8 The characteristics that potentially can be modified to enhance mobility performance can be divided in 3 categories: athlete characteristics, wheelchair characteristics, and

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Annemarie M.H. de Witte, Monique A.M. Berger, Marco J.M. Hoozemans, Dirkjan H.E.J. Veeger and Lucas H.V. van der Woude

). Specific athlete training schedules mainly affect physical and game performance. In addition, changes in the wheelchair design and therefore wheelchair–athlete interface configuration have most impact on mobility performance. To optimally adjust wheelchair configurations to the benefit of individual

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Rienk M.A. van der Slikke, Annemarie M.H. de Witte, Monique A.M. Berger, Daan J.J. Bregman and Dirk Jan H.E.J. Veeger

competition levels. 5 , 6 Using this method, the effect of changes in wheelchair configuration on WMP could be tested in sport-specific conditions. To determine the effect of wheelchair settings in an ecologically valid way, this should be tested with athletes in their own sports wheelchair under sport

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Joseph Peters, Ian Rice and Tyson Bull

wheelchair configuration may be influential to PU development. For example, in 2018, Rice et al. ( 2018 ) observed that steeper kneeling plate angles were associated with increased anterior tibial interface pressures in wheelchair racers. Although WBB and wheelchair racing chairs differ by design and body

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David S. Haydon, Ross A. Pinder, Paul N. Grimshaw and William S.P. Robertson

propulsion strategies should also be considered when altering wheelchair setups, with wheelchair configuration having repeatedly been shown to affect propulsion techniques. For high-point players, this may involve reducing the fore–aft position to promote a reduced StrokeAng. 35 Performance factors such as

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Amy R. Lewis, William S.P. Robertson, Elissa J. Phillips, Paul N. Grimshaw and Marc Portus

.clinbiomech.2009.10.004 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2009.10.004 20. Louis N , Gorce P . Surface electromyography activity of upper limb muscle during wheelchair propulsion: Influence of wheelchair configuration . Clin Biomech . 2010 ; 25 ( 9 ): 879 – 885 . doi:10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2010.07.002 10.1016/j

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Rienk M.A. van der Slikke, Daan J.J. Bregman, Monique A.M. Berger, Annemarie M.H. de Witte and Dirk-Jan (H.) E.J. Veeger

der Woude LH , Goosey-Tolfrey VL . The ergonomics of wheelchair configuration for optimal performance in the wheelchair court sports . Sports Med . 2013 ; 43 ( 1 ): 23 – 38 . PubMed ID: 23315754 doi:10.1007/s40279-012-0005-x 23315754 10.1007/s40279-012-0005-x 10. Byrnes D , Hedrick B

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Aitor Iturricastillo, Cristina Granados, Raúl Reina, José Manuel Sarabia, Ander Romarate and Javier Yanci

wheelchair athletes . J Strength Cond Res . 2010 ; 24 ( 1 ): 8 – 16 . PubMed ID: 19996772 doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181bdddda 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181bdddda 19996772 10. Mason BS , Van Der Woude LHV , Goosey-Tolfrey VL . The ergonomics of wheelchair configuration for optimal performance in the

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Barry S. Mason, Viola C. Altmann and Victoria L. Goosey-Tolfrey

Wheelchair Games: a pilot study . Prosthet Orthot Int . 2009 ; 33 ( 3 ): 210 – 217 . PubMed ID: 19658011 doi:10.1080/03093640903051816 10.1080/03093640903051816 20. Mason BS , Porcellato L , van der Woude LH , Goosey-Tolfrey VL . A qualitative examination of wheelchair configuration for optimal