Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine
Editors: Matthew B. Werd & E. Leslie Knight
Paperback; 400 pages; Springer; 1st Edition; September 2010
This concise manual is for sports medicine specialists who want to effectively prescribe footwear and orthotics for the athlete. The book provides a logical approach designed to maximize performance and minimize injury. Introductory chapters address the fundamentals, including athletic foot types, basic biomechanics, and gait evaluation. The reader is then guided step-by-step through the assessment and prescription of shoes, inserts, and orthotics. Socks and lacing are addressed as well. The text is complete with coverage of new technologies and a wealth of sports-specific recommendations. Evidence-based medicine is incorporated where relevant to demonstrate the correlation between recommendations and outcomes. Referral and coding and billing are also noted. In addition, a full complement of photographs and drawings clearly illustrates key concepts. By presenting essential information in a convenient and easily accessible format, this book will prove to be invaluable for sports medicine physicians, podiatrists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other specialists when making footwear recommendations for athletes.
Part 1: Fundamentals of Athletic Footwear and Orthoses.- The Athletic Shoe.- Evolution of Foot Orthoses in Sports.- Athletic Foot Types and Deformities.- Clinical Gait Evaluation of the Athlete.- Athletic Shoe Evaluation.- Athletic Shoe Fit and Modifications.- Athletic Socks.- Athletic Shoe Lacing in Sports Medicine.- Prefabricated Insoles and Modifications in Sports Medicine.- Orthodigital Devices in Sports Medicine.- Evidence-Based Orthotic Therapy.- Custom Foot Orthoses.- Ankle Foot Orthoses for the Athlete.- Prescribing Athletic Footwear and Orthoses: The Game Plan.- Part 2: Sport-Specific Recommendations.- Walking and Running Shoes and Orthoses.- Racing Shoes.- Triathlon and Duathlon.- Cycling.- Racquet Sports: Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Racquetball and Handball.- Biomechanics Relating Specifically to Football.- Soccer-Specific Shoes and Orthotics.- Skating.- Skiing and Snowboarding.- Basketball and Volleyball.- Aerobic Dance and Cheerleading.- Baseball and Softball.- Special Olympics.- Durable Medical Equipment and Coding in Sports Medicine.- Index.
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