Foot Orthotics in Therapy and Sport

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Foot Orthotics in Therapy and Sport
Foot Orthotics in Therapy and Sport is a book from 1995 by Skip Hunter, Michael Dolan and John Davis that is packed with practical, step-by-step instructions, Foot Orthotics in Therapy and Sport will help even the most reluctant sports clinician master the art of creating orthotics.

The authors–all certified athletic trainers and experts in orthotic fabrication–have written this how-to reference specifically for athletic trainers, physical therapists, sports physicians, and sport podiatrists.

Foot Orthotics in Therapy and Sport features important background information for beginners, outlining the latest theories, approaches, and techniques for fabricating foot orthotics. And for more seasoned fabricators, there is a wealth of new ideas to use in your clinical setting.

With close to 200 photos, drawings, and illustrations of orthotic-making techniques, this one-of-a-kind text shows how to
-customize orthotic devices for athletes and patients;
-improve the quality of orthotics;
-examine the foot and ankle to determine the appropriateness of orthotic therapy;
-save time and money by creating orthotics in-house; and
-get athletes back in training and competition faster.

Because many of the injuries occurring in the lower extremity can be traced to structural deformities or abnormalities of the foot, Foot Orthotics in Therapy and Sport also gives you an understanding of basic foot biomechanics and how it relates to treatment.

The book’s first three chapters review types of orthotics, how they effect the lower extremity, indication and contraindication of orthotic use, the pros and cons surrounding their use, and the latest research on how they work. Subsequent chapters
-explain how to perform a clinical and biomechanical examination of the foot and ankle to determine if orthotic therapy should be used;
-outline the materials and procedures for making negative casts and positive molds;
-list the materials needed to make soft, semirigid, and rigid orthotics;
-provide step-by-step instructions for fabricating and modifying orthotics in-house;
-discuss how to adapt orthotics to special orthopedic conditions and common athletic injuries; and
-offer instructions and illustrations for using commercial orthotic systems.

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned sports clinician, Foot Orthotics in Therapy and Sport presents easy, hands-on instructions for making state-of-the-art orthotics.

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“This is a unique book on this topic as it combines both the scientific basis of orthotics and very practical chapters on fabrication and material. It is thorough and reads easily. I believe it will be very well received by practitioners.”
Lyle J. Micheli, MD, FACSM
Director, Division of Sports Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

About the authors of Foot Orthotics in Therapy and Sport:
Skip Hunter, PT, ATC, is director of sports medicine for the Clemson Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Clemson, South Carolina. Before joining the Clemson center, he was director of sports medicine at The Charlotte Sports Medicine Center. In addition, Hunter spent eight years as a football trainer for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill–three years as an assistant and five years as head trainer. In 1989 and 1991, he also served as trainer for the United States Soccer Program.

Michael G. Dolan, MA, ATC, CSCS, is an associate professor of sports medicine and exercise sciences at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. He has taught both the theory and the practice of orthotic fabrication to hundreds of students and clinicians, and has been making his own orthotics since 1983. In addition to his work in foot orthotics, Dolan conducts research on edema control at the University of Buffalo.

John M. Davis, PT, ATC, is a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), where he has worked for the Division of Sports Medicine since 1975. He has served as athletic trainer and physical therapist for the UNC men’s basketball team since 1977.

Book Details:
Title: Foot Orthotics in Therapy and Sport
Authors: Skip Hunter, Michael Dolan and John Davis
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Published: 1995
Language: ‎ English
Format: Softcover
Pages: 152
ISBN-10: 0873228294
ISBN-13: 978-0873228299

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