by EXTREMESPORTMED & University of Colorado
With millions of participants worldwide, the popularity of extreme sports looks set to increase further following the inclusion of some disciplines in the Olympic games. While some of these sports remain niche activities, the most successful ones generally consist of sub-disciplines and are organised into Federations. As they have evolved, a need for sport- specific systems and methods, for teaching, training, protection from injury and rehabilitation has come about.
Likewise, research into these sports requires dedicated systems and methods, mainly as a result of the involved environmental variables, possible risks related to collection of measurements and participants’ unwillingness to comply.
This Thematic Issue has been drawn up to bring together ideas and projects that might promote the progress of extreme sports. Medicine needs to take on a role similar to the one it has played in traditional sports, dealing with risk management and athletes’ health and well-being, all while helping them boost their performance. This Thematic Issue will be published as a dedicated issue in the MLTJ (www.mltj.online) an authoritative scientific peer-reviewed magazine indexed on PubMed, Embase and Scopus.
Intersection of medicine with other disciplines such as engineering and physiotherapy is encouraged in order to promote development and communication with regard to pioneering projects. The publication is free for Members of EXTREMESPORTMED
Publication is scheduled for May 2020.