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Hector Mendoza’s Triathlon Program: For Children with amputations in the lower-limb. Amputations. Amputations refers to the loss of an entire limb or limb section. Amputations are categorized as either acquired or congenital. Acquired amputations result from disease, tumor, or trauma.

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Hector Mendoza’sTriathlon Program:For Children with amputations in the lower-limb


Amputations

  • Amputations refers to the loss of an entire limb or limb section.

  • Amputations are categorized as either acquired or congenital.

  • Acquired amputations result from disease, tumor, or trauma.

  • Congenital amputations result from failure of fetus development.


Incidence

- Hundreds of thousands of people in the united states are amputees

- More than 2/3 of these people are missing lower limb.


Domains

  • Children with limb deficiency often suffer from the three domains.

  • Feeling that might result from the stares or comments from their school-age peers.


Why Triathlon

  • increases self-esteem

  • encourages independence

  • enhances quality of life.


Triathlon

  • A triathlon consist of:

  • Swimming

  • Biking

  • Running

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Equipment

• A swim suit • Swim goggles • A bike (mountain, road, cross, Tri - any type) • A bike helmet • Running shoes


Benefits of Program

  • Muscular strength

  • Muscular Endurance

  • Flexibility


Prosthetics

  • The prosthetic device is designed to compensate for the functional loss of the limb.

  • It provides individuals with the most realistic sense of normal foot function.


Training/Modifications

  • Swimming:

    • A swim suit • Swim goggles

  • Pool- swim 25 yards (or half- lap – the length of the pool and back) nonstop.


Training/Modifications

  • Biking:

  • Using Prosthetics:

  • bike two to three times a week for at least 10-15 minutes at a time:

  • Around a track or park were I will be able to monitor.


Training/Modifications

  • Running:

  • Using Prosthetics:

    children will be able to run or walk for 5-10 min non-stop around the track.


Goal

  • After completing this 6 week program, students should be able to:

  • swim 50 yards (or one lap – the length of the pool and back) nonstop

  • bike two to three times a week for at least 30 minutes at a time

  • run or walk nonstop three to four times a week for 10 to 15 minutes each time


Reinforcements

  • Students will receive a medal for their efforts.

  • A field-trip to go watch or compete in the San Diego Triathlon.


San Diego Triathlon

  • San Diego Triathlon Challenge Raises $1Million for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).


CHALLENGE ATHLETES FOUNDATION

  • The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that individuals with physical disabilities that are involved in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.


Review Game

  • Jeopardy


Resources

  • www.triathlon.org

  • www.google.com

  • www.challengedathletes.org


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