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Traveling Management

  • Steven R. JosephEmail author
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Abstract

Significant (often international) travel is a common event in the life of elite athletes and teams; increasingly recreational athletes are participating in overseas competitions. This provides unique challenges for both the athlete and the supporting medical staff regarding training and performance. Knowledge of international climates, insect-borne diseases, local food customs, jet lag, and travel-related illness are essential for medical practitioners to ensure athletes and teams can achieve maximal performance and optimal health while traveling. Detailed preparation and planning are critical components of any practitioner’s toolkit who support the traveling athlete.

Keywords

Travel Jet lag Elite athlete Climate Vaccinations Gastrointestinal illness Performance Sleep Nutrition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineWestern UniversityLondonCanada
  2. 2.Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine ClinicLondonCanada
  3. 3.Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC)LondonCanada

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