Susanne Martin

About Susanne Martin

Susanne is a Certified Competition Development Coach and holds an Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) from Canadian Sports Institute, Ontario focusing on the sport of Wheelchair curling. Susanne is also an OCA Coach Facilitator, Coach Evaluator and a High Performance coach with the Ontario Curling Council, eclipsing 20 years of coaching & player experience with U21 – Senior ages in Provincial competition. Susanne began coaching Wheelchair curling athletes in 2013, taking teams to the Ontario Winter Games and Ontario Provincial Championships.

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Bio-mechanics, strength and conditioning in Wheelchair Curling: Part 1

Wheelchair curling made its Paralympic debut at the 2006 Winter Paralympic Games. As of February 2015, there were athletes in 21 countries around the world actively competing in wheelchair curling. Because of the sport’s infancy there has been little bio-mechanical study done to support the development of wheelchair curling athletes. However, Curling Canada is taking steps in this direction through the studies of Brock Laschowski, a Master's student of Engineering and a researcher at the University of Waterloo. In July...