Delivering continuity of care and ensuring our Paralympic athletes are supported by experts that are familiar with them will be critical to success at the 8th Asean Para Games 2015 which is why 24 ISN practitioners now working with the athletes during the Games in Singapore.
They will be providing support in a range of capacities that will include. This is made up of:
o 3 Doctors
o 3 Physiotherapists
o 1 Medical Assistant
o 2 Nurses
o 5 Sports Masseurs
o 1 Nutritionist
o 2 Psychologists
o 2 Physiologists
o 2 Bio-Mechanists
o 3 Strength & conditioning specialists
The delivery of sport sciences and sport medicine services as designed by #TeamISN is always athlete-centered, and coach driven, thus requiring continuous communication and integration between the coach and the team of experts that support the athlete and/or team during the games.
The goal of #TeamISN is to ensure that Malaysian athletes are healthy, fit and psychologically ready for optimal performance.
This year, the 316-member Malaysian contingent comprising 197 athletes and 119 officials will compete in all 15 sports contested – badminton, boccia, archery, athletics, sailing, table tennis, powerlifting, swimming, wheelchair basketball, five-a-side and seven-a-side football, goalball, tenpin bowling, shooting and chess.
Malaysia, the second largest contingent behind Thailand, have targeted at least 50 gold medals.