Journal articlesLudwig Guttmann and the Paralympic Games

Ludwig Guttmann and the Paralympic Games

28/09/15 | Pressure Ulcers | Edward White

While the origins of the Olympic Games may be popular knowledge, little thought is given to the Paralympics, and the individuals who laid the foundations for their creation. The same man responsible for the Paralympic Games also introduced a new treatment regime for spinal injury patients, including frequent turning and pressure ulcer (PU) prevention, forever changing the treatment of paraplegics in the UK and elsewhere. That man was Ludwig Guttmann.