◾Revised and expanded edition of the important and unique 2010 text on the structure and prescription of athletic footwear and orthoses
◾Includes a new section on running footwear, covering walking, running, racing, distance and triathlon, as well as new sports-specific chapters
◾A valuable resource for sports medicine physicians, podiatrists, orthopedists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers
Now in a revised and expanded second edition, including an expanded section on running footwear and additional sports-specific recommendations, this updated, practical resource provides a concise and logical approach to prescribing footwear that will maximize performance and minimizeinjury in athletes. From fundamentals — including athletic foot types, basic biomechanics and gait evaluation — to step-by-step guidance through assessment and prescription of shoes, socks, lacing, inserts, and orthoses, this book is both comprehensive and easily accessible. A new sectionhas been added to cover the array of different considerations for running footwear (barefoot, minimalist, maximalist), as well as new sport-specific recommendations. As in the previous edition, referral, coding and billing are also addressed. Photographs and drawings clearly illustrate keyconcepts, and wherever relevant, the authors have incorporated evidence-based medicine.
By presenting new and updated essential information in a user-friendly format, Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine, Second Edition will prove to be invaluable for sports medicine physicians, podiatrists, orthopedists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.
Matthew B. Werd, DPM, Past President, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle Associates, Lakeland, FL, USA
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