Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine

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9780387764153: Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine

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. In addition to the fundamentals, including athletic foot types, basic biomechanics, and gait evaluation, the text also addresses the assessment and prescription of shoes, inserts, and orthotics. The work covers new technologies and sports-specific recommendations as well. 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.

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Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine is a concise manual which provides a logical approach to prescribing footwear that will maximize performance and minimize injury in athletes. From fundamentals―including athletic foot types, basic biomechanics and gait evaluation―to step-by-step guidance through assessment and prescription of shoes, inserts, and orthoses, this book is both comprehensive and easily accessible. A wealth of sport-specific recommendations and referral, coding and billing are all addressed. Photographs and drawings clearly illustrate key concepts. Wherever relevant, the authors have incorporated evidence-based medicine. By presenting essential information in a convenient format, Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine will prove to be invaluable for sports medicine physicians, podiatrists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.

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Matthew B. Werd, DPM, Past President, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle Associates, Lakeland, FL, USA

E. Leslie Knight, PhD, ISC Division of Wellness, Lakeland, FL, USA

Paul Langer, DPM, President, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Twin Cities Orthopedics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA

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