Using a recently developed experimental method (Cramer and Jay, J Appl Physiol (2014)), we will assess, for the first time, the independent influence of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) level (i.e. tetraplegics (above C7), low paraplegics (below T5)), on thermoregulatory responses during and following exercise in the heat. Individuals with SCI have disrupted vasomotor and sudomotor functioning below their spinal lesion levels. However, due to limitations in experimental design, no study has yet fully illustrated how thermoregulatory capacity is truly altered. This information is critical for preventing heat-related illness in SCI athletes, and for developing optimal cooling strategies.
|Date made available||2017|
|Date of data production||2016 - 2017|
Jay, O. (Supervisor), Pumpa, K. (Contributor), McLellan, C. P. (Contributor), Vaile, J. (Contributor), Thompson, K. (Contributor), Forsyth, P. (Creator). (2017): Assessing thermoregulatory deficits of trained individuals with a spinal cord injury exercising in the heat, Bond University.