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Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Sports Injury Prevention
Sports Injury Prevention
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Main description:

This volume in the
Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series is a practical guide on the prevention of sports injuries. It covers all Olympic sports, plus additional sport activities with international competition, such as rugby. Focusing on reducing the potential for injuries, the book is organised by regions of the body. There are also chapters on the importance of injury prevention and developing an injury prevention program within a team. The authors identify the risk factors for specific injuries in each sport, typical injury mechanisms and risks associated with training.

Published under the auspices of the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee, Sports Injury Prevention shows how the health of athletes can be protected by highlighting research findings and their practical application. With contributions from internationally renowned experts this handbook is invaluable for medical doctors who serve athletes and sports teams and an essential read for all sports coaches, physical therapists and athletic trainers.


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This volume in the
Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series is a practical guide on the prevention of sports injuries. It covers all Olympic sports, plus additional sport activities with international competition, such as rugby. Focusing on reducing the potential for injuries, the book is organised by regions of the body. There are also chapters on the importance of injury prevention and developing an injury prevention program within a team. The authors identify the risk factors for specific injuries in each sport, typical injury mechanisms and risks associated with training.

Published under the auspices of the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee, Sports Injury Prevention shows how the health of athletes can be protected by highlighting research findings and their practical application. With contributions from internationally renowned experts this handbook is invaluable for medical doctors who serve athletes and sports teams and an essential read for all sports coaches, physical therapists and athletic trainers.


Contents:

List of Contributors, vi


Foreword, viii


Preface, ix


1 Why is injury prevention in sports important? 1
Lars Engebretsen and Roald Bahr


2 A systematic approach to sports injury prevention 7
Willem Meeuwisse and Roald Bahr


3 Developing and managing an injury prevention program within the team 17
Andrew McIntosh and Roald Bahr


4 Preventing ankle injuries 30
Jon Karlsson, Evert Verhagen, Bruce D. Beynnon and Annunziato Amendola


5 Preventing knee injuries 49
Timothy E. Hewett, Bruce D. Beynnon, Tron Krosshaug and Grethe Myklebust


6 Preventing hamstring injuries 72
Geoffrey M. Verrall and Árni Árnason, Kim Bennell


7 Preventing groin injuries 91
Per Hölmich, Lorrie Maffey and Carolyn Emery


8 Preventing low back pain 114
Adad Baranto, Tor Inge Andersen and Leif Swärd


9 Preventing shoulder injuries 134
Michael R. Krogsgaard, Marc R. Safran, Peter Rheinlænder and Emilie Cheung


10 Preventing elbow injuries 153
Mark R. Hutchinson and James R. Andrews


11 Preventing injuries to the head and cervical spine 175
Paul McCrory, Michael Turner and Andrew McIntosh


12 Preventing tendon overuse injuries 187
Jill Cook, Mads Kongsgaard, Karim Khan and Michael Kjær


13 Implementing large–scale injury prevention programs 197
Randall W. Dick, Claude Goulet and Simon Gianotti


14 Planning for major events 212
Michael Turner and Jiri Dvorak


Index, 228


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781444357493
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: January, 2009
Pages: 248
Dimensions: 190.00 x 244.00 x 13.68

Subcategories: Diseases and Disorders, Sports Medicine

MEET THE AUTHOR

Roald Bahr, MD, PhD, Sports Medicine Department, University of Sport and Physical Education, Norway


Lars Engebretsen, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Orthopaedic Center, Ulleval University Hospital, Norway