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Olympic event: Logistical and treatment considerations

Phillips, Nicola and Becker, Caryl 2012. Olympic event: Logistical and treatment considerations. In: Zachazewski, James E. and Magee, D. J. eds. Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science: Sports Therapy Services: Organization and Operations, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp. 48-67. (10.1002/9781118429778.ch6)

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Many countries' National Olympic Committees (NOC) that take part in Olympic Games will recruit a physiotherapy support service pertinent to their individual needs. Some countries may not be able to do this due to the size of their team and/or their ability to develop and provide the services of physiotherapists for their athletes. This chapter concentrates on how countries should consider the development and provision of physiotherapy services for Olympic level athletes at the modern games. Even at the very early stages of preparation for the Olympic event, prioritizing which services will be provided within a NOC's physiotherapy team is important for recruitment and planning. The logistics of day-to-day running of the physiotherapy service will be shaped by the constraints of staffing available and the prioritized factors. The chapter concludes with a discussion on the requirement of physiotherapy support in the precompetition period, during the competition, and in postcompetition period.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: National Olympic Committees (NOC); Olympic level athlete; service provision; Olympic event; physiotherapy service
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
ISBN: 9781118275771
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