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This book in the series of Olympic Handbooks of Sports Medicine and Science which runs in parallel with the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine. This is a practical manual which focuses on Alpine Skiing and brings basic scientific information and practical considerations to those who are directly involved in competitive sports. Chapters cover the characteristics of alpine skiing, functional anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics and psychology, the principles and aims of nutrition and injury including risks, mechanisms of injury, prevention, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation and return to training.
Section 1: Introduction.
Basic characteristics of alpine skiing.
Section 2: Biological Foundations.
Section 3: Injuries.
Neck; Spine, thorax, abdomen and pelvis.
Ankle and foot.
Section 4: Non Traumatic Health Issues.