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FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF PARALYMPIC ATHLETES IN THE PRACTICE OF A SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

G. Z. IDRISOVA LESGAFT NATIONAL STATE UNIVERSITY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORTS AND HEALTH, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

The lecture represents the history of the classification of athletes in the Paralympic Movement; the historical reasons for the transition from the
Medical classification to the Sport-specific Functional classification; the goal and the main features of the Functional classification; description of
classifiers in the various types of the adaptive sports; definition of the Eligible Impairments types in the Paralympic Movement; the role and responsibility
of the Doctor in Sports Medicine in field of the Functional classification of the Paralympic athletes.

Keywords: 
Paralympic Movement; adaptive sports; athlete; disabled; functional classification; IPC Classification Code; classifier; the eligibleimpairments types.