Triathlon is a growing sport. As a multidimensional sport, triathletes need to be proficient in swimming, cycling, and running to be
successful and injury free. As the sport grows, so does the participation of female athletes and the number of competitions.
This growth requires an increased number of qualified sports medicine team members to provide appropriate and efficient care along
the management continuum and across the life span of the triathlete.
This home study course will cover from injury prevention to acute injury management through rehabilitation and performance enhancement
for female triathletes. It will provide management strategies across the life span from adolescence through the master female triathlete
including pregnant, post-partum and physically challenged triathletes. Triathlon training and competition offers a unique set of
challenges for injury and illness management of its participants and for treating sports clinicians with the three components of this sport.
This course’s aim is to equip each physical therapist with the tools to address the needs of these female athletes during participation
in this sport throughout the athlete’s life span.
About the Content Editor
Teresa L. Schuemann PT, DPT, SCS, ATC Teresa is a board certified Sports Physical Therapy Specialist. She attained her
Physical Therapy degree from University of Missouri: Columbia, and completed a Sports Physical Therapy Residency at Berkshire Institute
in Pennsylvania. She has continued her career in Sports Medicine attaining her certification in Athletic Training and Performance
Enhancement in 1996.
Teresa is the sport physical therapist for the International Triathlon Union's (ITU) Sports Development team and remains a member of
the U.S. Olympic Sports Medicine team. She has worked and traveled with elite athletic teams both in the United States and abroad
including Brazil, Argentina, Hungary, the Netherlands and China.
Teresa developed one of the nation’s first credentialed Sports Physical Therapy Residency Programs and remains active in the
education of future sports physical therapy specialists. A published author, Teresa remains a frequent lecturer at state and national
conferences with topics ranging from sports injury prevention, female athlete triad, emergency management of athletic injury and
comprehensive evaluation & treatment of the injured shoulder.