Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine

Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine

Authors: Matthew B. Werd & E. Leslie Knight

400 pages;  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.

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Content:
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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