Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

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To request a free 30-day online trial to this product, visit www.sagepub.com/freetrial With an ever-growing variety of sports and exercise opportunities open to people of all ages, classes, and races, participation in casual sports has blossomed in recent decades, while interest in collegiate and professional sports has continued to soar. The field of sports medicine is thriving in response to the demand for health care professionals to care for people involved in vigorous exercise. Now more than ever, it is imperative that doctors, physical therapists, surgeons, nurses, and alternative medicine practitioners understand and are able to treat effectively the types of conditions stemming from all types of physical activity, ranging from pleasure walking to professional football. Presenting state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications, this four-volume resource provides the most comprehensive and accessible information available on sports medicine. The Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine describes all aspects of the field with perspectives, concepts, and methods from the medical, behavioral, and social sciences and physical education. Key Features Am Includes contributions from preeminent healthcare professionals who are renowned experts Am Presents a broad spectrum of entries covering a variety of key topics, a glossary, and two appendices Am Contains more than 550 tables and images, including anatomical drawings, X-rays, and MRI scans Am Illustrates selected diagnostic and treatment techniques step-by-step with more than 200 photographs Am Offers an in-depth examination of the various career opportunities in this area, including orthopedists, athletic trainers, sports psychologists, and nutritionists Key Themes Am Conditioning and Training Am Diagnosis and Treatment of Sports Injuries Am Diet and Nutrition Am Doping and Performance Enhancement Am Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Kinesiology Am Injuries and Disorders Am Injury Prevention Am Medical Conditions Affecting Sports Participation Am Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Am Special Populations Am Specialties and Occupations in Sports Medicine Am Sports and Society Am Sports and Sports Medicine Am Sports Psychology Am Sports-Specific Injuries Am Women and SportsDiet: Supplementary protein is advocated for repair of the torn muscle. Strengthening exercises: The following are a few of the strengthening exercises that can be incorporated: Active isolated pectoralis stretch: The patient stands in aanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
Author:Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2010-11-17


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