Home Study Course Description
Triathlon is a growing sport. As a multidimensional sport, triathletes need to be proficient in swimming, cycling, and running to be successful and injury free. As the sport grows, so does the participation of female athletes and the number of competitions. This growth requires an increased number of qualified sports medicine team members to provide appropriate and efficient care along the management continuum and across the life span of the triathlete.
This home study course will cover from injury prevention to acute injury management through rehabilitation and performance enhancement for female triathletes. It will provide management strategies across the life span from adolescence through the master female triathlete including pregnant, post-partum and physically challenged triathletes. Triathlon training and competition offers a unique set of challenges for injury and illness management of its participants and for treating sports clinicians with the three components of this sport. This course’s aim is to equip each physical therapist with the tools to address the needs of these female athletes during participation in this sport throughout the athlete’s life span.
Table of Contents:
Triathlon & the Adolescent Triathlete
Teresa L. Schuemann PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Acute Injury Management of the Female Triathlete
Michele “Shelly” Leavitt Weinstein, PT, MS, SCS, ATC
The Pregnant & Post-Partum Triathlete
Shefali Christopher PT, DPT, SCS, LAT, ATC and Jill Thein-Nissembaum PT, DSC, SCS, ATC
The Female Master and Physically Challenged Triathlete
Janice Loudon, PT, PhD, ATC, SCS, CSCS and Shana Harrington, PT, PhD, SCS, MTC
The Spine of the Female Triathlete
Barb Hoogenboom, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC
Injury Prevention & Performance Enhancement for the Female Triathlete
Teresa L Schuemann PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS and Heidi Edwards PT, OCS, SCS