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The Use on Physical Therapies of Korean Delegation in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

  • Journal of the Korean Society of Physical Medicine
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Phys Med
  • 2010, 5(3), pp.341-350
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Physical Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Physical Therapy > Other physical therapy

Seung Heon An 1 Je-Hoon Lee 2

1국립재활원
2대한올림픽 위원회 태릉선수촌 물리치료실

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ABSTRACT

Purpose:To provide information and data about the physical therapy service for planning future Olympic and other mass gatherings. Methods:To document the injuries sustained during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in a sample of patients visiting the physical therapy department of the Korean Olympic Committee. Athletes visited the physical therapy department in 2008 Beijing Olympic Korean delegation from 1 August through 22August. Results:The sex ratio of athletes who visited physical therapy room was male 27.5%, female 72.5% and that number of case sports were higher Handball (26.2%), hockey (15.8%), archery (10.4%). The most prevalent injury of body parts was shoulder (15.1%), followed by the lumbar(14.2%), and the cervical spine (10.5%). Treatment modality had manual therapy(891), electrical therapy (584), ultrasound (461) and the number of taping were handball (47.8%), hocky (23.8%), judo (8.2%). Ankle (31.4%) was the most body parts of taping Conclusion:Physical therapy in sport as a professional sports event to get their players to injury prevention and treatment. These results can be of help to optimize the strategies to prevent injuries and to treatment the injured athletes

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