Dr. Howard G. Knuttgen, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has been an integral member of the International Olympic Committee since 1987.
Dr. Howard G. Knuttgen, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has been an integral member of the International Olympic Committee since 1987, when he was appointed the Coordinator of Scientific Publications for the Medical Commission. This appointment included a co-editorial position for the first volume of the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine, which, because of its rave successes, continued to evolve into fifteen volumes and has also resulted in the publication of sixteen Handbooks of Sports Medicine and Science. The new more practical handbooks, which delve into each sport of the Summer and Winter Games, are meant to enhance the health and safety of all athletes around the world, whether they be Olympic-bound or recreational athletes.
Dr. Knuttgen’s newest publication is especially important to Spaulding as it highlights the benefits of an active lifestyle for person with disabilities. The Handbook for Paralympic Sports emphasizes the importance of competitive sports programs for persons with disabilities, a population of athletes previously not written about by the IOC. The Encyclopaedia series and practical information included in the Handbooks, provides specialized information on conditioning, injury prevention, and rehabilitation and serves to enhance the quality of sports competition and improve the performances for all.
Spaulding and the people there gave me the courage, strength, and desire to get my life back. Now I can function and play with my girls and enjoy my husband. Thank you for giving me my life back.
—A Patient with Newfound Courage