Triathlon Medicine

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Sergio Migliorini
Springer Nature, Nov 6, 2019 - Medical - 415 pages

This book offers an ultimate clinical guide to all the medical issues related to triathlon – a very popular Olympic and international sport, and the most modern of all the endurance activities. Triathletes experience a range of environmental conditions and physiological demands, depending on the race, that must be taken into consideration when preparing for medical assistance. The book addresses in detail the topics of cardiovascular adaptations, overuse injuries, overtraining syndrome, endurance anaemia, nutrition and the physiological aspects associated with the discipline. It provides information on the training and technical aspects of the different distances in triathlon disciplines, with a special focus on safety in open-water swimming. Dedicated chapters also cover issues related to female, young, master and para-triathletes.

Combining research perspectives with many years of experience practicing in the field, this book offers sport medicine physicians, orthopedists, physical therapists and coaches a comprehensive guide to the evaluation, treatment and prevention of all the overuse conditions and to improving athletes’ performance.


 

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Contents

ITU Triathlon History
3
Physiological and Epidemiological Aspects
5
Environmental Conditions
42
Acute and Overuse Injuries
79
Medical Conditions
144
Training
288
Special Considerations
355
The Paratriathlon
389
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About the author (2019)

Dr Migliorini, educated at the University of Milan, obtained his Sports Medicine degree in Turin in 1986 and Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine degree in Milan in 1993. Since then he has worked as a sport medicine physician at the Sport Traumatology Center at the University of Milan and he has focused his practice on the prevention and the treatment of the overuse injuries of runners and triathletes. He currently works in a private practice in Novara and at the Physioclinic Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Milan. Dr Migliorini has been a journalist since 1986 and he is author of a number of articles and books on the prevention and treatment of running injuries; he has been a Runner’s World Italy medical contributor since 2008. Dr Migliorini has acted as the national Italian triathlon team physician for 23 years. He has been a member of the ITU (International Triathlon Union) Medical Committee since 1992 and the Chair of the ITU Medical Committee since 2009. Sergio was the ITU Medical Officier at the London OG 2012 and Rio OG 2016 and he will be the ITU Medical Officer also in Tokyo OG 2020. He is also a member of the FIMS (International Federation of Sport Medicine) Interfederal Medical Commission.

An active sportsman, he was a middle distance runner at national level and a triathlete.