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Sports Injuries. Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation 5th Edition

ISBN: 9780367522049
Διαστάσεις 28 × 21 cm



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As more people realize the cardiovascular, metabolic and muscular benefits that regular physical activity provides, the risk for potential injury also increases. To provide successful treatment, all persons involved in the management of injuries must have a thorough understanding of the healing process of the various tissues and also be familiar with the demands of different types of sports.

Written by three world-renowned experts, Sports Injuries, Fifth Edition, comprehensively covers the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Essential reading for all athletes, coaches/trainers, physiotherapists and doctors, the updated edition of this highly popular and well-established textbook skillfully integrates scientific background and evidence with practical application. Updated topics covered include:

  • Individual risk factors for sports injuries
  • Effects of physical inactivity on the tissues
  • Head and face injuries in sport
  • Cervical, thoracic and abdominal injuries in sport
  • Back and spine injuries in sport
  • Leg, knee and thigh injuries
  • Outdoor activities during extreme conditions
  • Ethical considerations in sports and exercise medicine
  • Injuries in sport for the disabled, growing and aging athletes

Richly illustrated with more than 600 color drawings and photographs, this book covers injuries resulting from the full range of international sports. For each type of injury examined, it details the symptoms, mechanism of injury, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation protocols and key points – clearly stating what both non-medical and medical professionals should do in each case of injury. This easy-to-follow textbook features a glossary of key terms and protocols with rehabilitation exercises to provide readers with a solid understanding about how to effectively treat, rehabilitate and prevent sports injuries. This book will be of key reading to academics and students of sport medicine, sport injury, physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation as well as related disciplines.


1. Sports medicine/injuries in sports and society

2. Risk factors for sports injuries Individual risk factors

3. Equipment in sports – Principles

4. Braces and taping used in sport

5. Injury prevention in some major sports

6. Arena preparedness and treatment options

7. Treatment principles and options – An overview

8. Rehabilitation principles

9. Shoulder and upper arm injuries in sports

10. Elbow injuries in sport

11. Forearm, wrist and hand injuries in sport

12. Head and face injuries in sport

13. Throat, chest and abdominal injuries in sport

14. Back/spine injuries in sport

15. Groin, pelvis and hip joint injuries in sport

16. Thigh injuries in sport

17. Knee injuries in sport

18. Lower leg injuries in sport

19. Ankle injuries in sport

20. Foot injuries in sport

21. Growing athletes – Special considerations

22. Outdoor activity risks and sports during extreme conditions

23. Disabled athletes’ injuries