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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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amputations
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
Incidence

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

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

domains
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
Why Triathlon
  • increases self-esteem
  • encourages independence
  • enhances quality of life.
triathlon
Triathlon
  • A triathlon consist of:
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Running

Rudy

Rudy

Rudy

equipment
Equipment

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

benefits of program
Benefits of Program
  • Muscular strength
  • Muscular Endurance
  • Flexibility
prosthetics
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
Training/Modifications
  • Swimming:

• A swim suit • Swim goggles

  • Pool- swim 25 yards (or half- lap – the length of the pool and back) nonstop.
training modifications1
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 modifications2
Training/Modifications
  • Running:
  • Using Prosthetics:

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

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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
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
  • San Diego Triathlon Challenge Raises $1Million for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).
challenge athletes foundation
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
Review Game
  • Jeopardy
resources
Resources
  • www.triathlon.org
  • www.google.com
  • www.challengedathletes.org
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