Adaptive sports medicine : a clinical guide /

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Imprint:Cham : Springer, [2018]
Description:1 online resource : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Sports medicine.
Sports for people with disabilities.
Athletic Injuries.
Sports Medicine -- methods.
Risk Factors.
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
Sports for people with disabilities.
Sports medicine.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11541734
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Other authors / contributors:De Luigi, Arthur Jason, editor.
ISBN:9783319565682
3319565680
9783319859446
3319859447
9783319565675
3319565672
9783319565668
3319565664
Digital file characteristics:text file
PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Summary:This first-of-its-kind text provides a comprehensive presentation and review of the unique aspects of adaptive sports medicine and adaptive athletes, who are increasingly active and prominent, not only individually and in local leagues and organizations but also in larger settings like the Paralympics. Divided into thematic sections, part one covers the history and natural course of the care, policies and laws that have been developed over the years for persons with disabilities, as well as the biomechanics and technology of wheelchair sports and adaptive sports prostheses. The medical considerations of the adaptive athlete comprise part two, including injury epidemiology, emergent care, and surgical and rehabilitative considerations. Part three, by far the most extensive section, discusses specific wheelchair and adaptive sports, including adaptive running, cycling, water sports and throwing sports, wheelchair basketball, softball and rugby, as well as adaptive combative and extreme sports. Selected topics, including event planning, advocacy and controversies such as doping, are covered in part four. A comprehensive yet practical text, Adaptive Sports Medicine is a go-to resource and will be an invaluable reference for any sports medicine or primary medicine practitioner working with this unique population.
Other form:Print version: Adaptive sports medicine. Cham : Springer, [2018] 9783319565668 3319565664
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-56568-2