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Stay ahead of the curve by offering your patients and athletes a full complement of care that focuses not only on their symptoms but examines the varied and interrelated factors that contribute to their health. Complementary Sports Medicine shows you how to combine many nontraditional therapies that will help your athletes improve performance and avoid injury.

You can use the plans outlined in this book to augment traditional therapies and develop a holistic approach that addresses athletes' mental/emotional, physical, and chemical well-being.

Author Philip Maffetone, DC, applies his more than 20 years of sports medicine experience in this unique book that combines many health care approaches that are presently learned and practiced separately, including manual muscle testing, nutritional analysis, and training recommendations. The book teaches a hands-on approach with specific therapies and assessment processes that closely examine all aspects of an athlete's lifestyle and training regimen.

The book also summarizes scientific studies that substantiate the approaches discussed and provides brief outlines of case histories to illustrate its clinical points.

With Complementary Sports Medicine, you will be able to:
- Discover and prevent the root causes of injury by understanding factors contributing to physical, emotional, or chemical imbalances
- Educate athletes regarding how they can impact performance and health by understanding and addressing their physical, emotional, and chemical needs
- Determine which nontraditional therapies will work best for each athlete
- Develop stronger, proactive practitioner-patient relationships

The book also helps practitioners define their limitations to learn when professional referrals are appropriate.

Complementary Sports Medicine gives you the skills to enhance traditional therapies to bring into focus the full and complex picture of overall athlete health.

Balancing traditional and non-traditional treatments, this book provides a complete reference and insight into this field. It discusses ways to train the athlete, not just the symptoms, by looking at the structural, chemical, and emotional health together.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880118699
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/21/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Maffetone, DC, has more than 20 years of experience in private practice treating and training athletes in all sports including many world class and professional athletes. He lectures extensively on the topics of health and fitness, diet and nutrition, and lifestyle and stress management, and he serves as a consultant to athletes, sports teams, and corporations.

Author of several books on sports for general audiences, Dr. Maffetone is a member of and former chairman of the International College of Applied Kinesiology - a complementary medicine organization devoted to education and research.

In 1994, he was named Coach of the Year by Triathlete Magazine. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Foundation for Allied Conservative Therapies Research. He attained his DC from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Philosophy of Complementary Sports Medicine
Chapter 2. Definitions for Complementary Sports Medicine
Chapter 3. Complementary Medicine Specialties
Chapter 4. Metabolism and Energy Production
Chapter 5. Neuromuscular Systems
Chapter 6. Hormonal Systems
Chapter 7. Patient History and Dialogue
Chapter 8. Functioning Testing and Interpretation
Chapter 9. Assessing Posture, Gait, and the Neuromuscular System
Chapter 10. Muscle Testing Procedures
Chapter 11. Applied Kinesiology Assessment
Chapter 12. Assessments of Aerobic and Anaerobic Function
Chapter 13. Heart Rate Monitor Assessments
Chapter 14. Treatment of Muscle and Neurological Dysfunction
Chapter 15. Treatment of Cranial and Pelvic Dysfunction
Chapter 16. Treatment of Vertebral and Extravertebral Dysfunction
Chapter 17. Pain and Pain Control
Chapter 18. Diet Therapy
Chapter 19. Nutritional Supplement Therapy
Chapter 20. Ergogenic and Therapeutic Nourishment: Water, Sports Drinks, and Energy Bars
Chapter 21. Practitioner's Role in Training and Competition
Chapter 22. Training and Competition Schedules
Chapter 23. The Overtraining Syndrome
Chapter 24. Training and Competitive Footware
Chapter 25. Carbohydrate Intolerance in Athletes
Chapter 26. Weight and Fat Control
Chapter 27. The Athlete's Triad of Dysfunction
Chapter 28. Physical, Chemical, and Mental/Emotional
Injuries: A Retrospect

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