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This third edition provides a concise and thorough overview of the expanding and fast moving field of sports medicine. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated and several new chapters have been added. From the treatment at pitch side, exercise induced asthma, and overtraining syndrome to performance in a polluted environment, this book covers the latest topics.
This highly illustrated, practical guide will be invaluable to general practitioners, physiotherapists, and all health professionals who deal with the treatment and prevention of sports related injuries.
1 Epidemiological studies of sports injuries.
2 Immediate care.
3 Head injuries in sport.
4 Injury to face and jaw.
5 Eye injuries in sport.
6 Groin pain.
7 Management of injuries in children.
8 Exercise induced asthma.
10 Unexplained underperformance syndrome (overtraining syndrome).
11 Female athlete triad.
12 The athlete’s heart and sudden cardiac death.
13 Environmental factors.
14 Sports performance in a polluted environment.
15 Diving medicine.
16 Sport and disability.
17 Nutrition, energy metabolism, and ergogenic supplements.
18 Diet, obesity, diabetes, and exercise.
19 Benefits of exercise in health and disease: challenges to implementing the evidence.
20 Active in later life.
21 Physiotherapy, sports injuries, and the reacquisition of fitness.
22 Providing a "one stop shop" for sports medicine.
23 Drugs in sport