Dr. Denq co-authored the chapter on Adaptive Extreme Sports with Dr. Delasobera.
High risk, adrenaline, action—these are the hallmarks of an extreme sport. Once thought to be inaccessible, the arena of extreme sports is quickly becoming a cultural norm for adaptive athletes. Increasing media exposure and advancements in technology have allowed the recreational participant to be involved in extreme sports in a fun yet protected manner.
The goal of this chapter is to provide an educational resource about adaptive extreme sports to physicians and therapists who may be treating these individuals. The chapter will have introductions to each sport and discuss the specialized equipment used, common injuries, and prevention techniques, so that medical providers may educate and manage both the recreational and competitive adaptive athlete.