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Essentials of Primary Care Sports Medicine gives a non-orthopedic approach to sports medicine that will help athletic trainers, sports therapists, sports medicine physicians, and health practitioners as well as students in these areas focus on athletes' general health issues. Readers will be able to understand the primary care concerns of athletes, earn their trust, and work more effectively with them.

From hypothermia to mononucleosis, Essentials of Primary Care Sports Medicine will help readers recognize relevant signs and symptoms and determine when a physician's attention, diagnosis, and treatment are required. The book outlines different courses of treatment, the significant role an athletic trainer plays in the healing process, and factors involved in the decision to return to activity.

University sports medicine team physicians Dr. Greg Landry and Dr. David Bernhardt treat athletes and lecture extensively on the care of athletes with disorders in body systems, infections and allergies, nutritional disorders, psychological issues, and pharmacological concerns. In Essentials of Primary Care Sports Medicine they share their knowledge and experience with those already practicing in the field and those who are studying to become athletic trainers, physical therapists, and personal trainers. The text is packed with relevant and practical topics, including the psychological dimensions of working with adolescents, athletes undergoing rehab and burnout, and those showing signs of sexually transmitted diseases or addictive behaviors.

The book also provides the following information:

-Extensive medical terminology to help readers communicate better with athletes' physicians

-Almost 100 line drawings and photos

-Hands-on advice for those working with athletes with asthma, diabetes, and other chronic conditions that require ongoing and practical interventions

-Pedagogical aids including chapter objectives and summaries, lists of terms and definitions in each chapter as well as in a glossary, case studies, a listing of resources for further information in each chapter, and an extensive index
With Essentials of Primary Care Sports Medicine, professionals and students in athletic training, personal training, and sports medicine have an essential reference and textbook that will increase their knowledge base and help them contribute immeasurably to the long-term health of athletes.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Scott H. Grindel, MD (Spectrum Health - Reed City Campus)
Description: This is a very well written book on primary care sports medicine with excellent pearls and very helpful case presentations throughout the chapters.
Purpose: The book has done an excellent job of covering the fundamentals of medicine as they relate to exercise and participation in sports. This is an important area that is strongly needed in this field.
Audience: In my judgment, this book meets the author's objective of presenting information for the practicing sports medicine physician.
Features: This book covers the gamut of primary care sports medicine. It presents some great pearls of practice and offers some interesting and informative case studies.
Assessment: This book does a great job of providing clinically relevant information for the practicing sports medicine physician without all the additional information seen in other books of its kind which seem to be intended more for training purposes than for clinical relevance.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736003230
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/27/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Landry, MD, is a team physician at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is a professor of pediatrics and sports medicine at the UW Medical School. He served as a volunteer team physician for the 1992 Olympic Games and was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness from 1988 to 1994. He was a founding member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and served as its president from 1997 to 1998. He earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine in 1997.

David Bernhardt, MD, is a team physician at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is also an associate professor in the department of pediatrics and sports medicine. He is the fellowship director of the University of Wisconsin Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Bernhardt is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness and the Governors Council of Physical Fitness, and he earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

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Table of Contents

Part I. System Disorders

Chapter 1. Cardiac Pathologies

-Sudden Cardiac Death—Basic Concepts and Incidence

-Young Athletes—Causes of Sudden Death

-Screening and Referrals for Cardiac Evaluation

Chapter 2. Gastroenterological Pathologies


-Physical Examination

-Common Disorders

-Abdominal Trauma

Chapter 3. Neurological Pathologies



-Infectious Brain Diseases


Chapter 4. Diabetes Mellitus



-Insulin Treatment

-Diabetes and Exercise

-Working With Diabetic Athletes

Chapter 5. Eye, Ear, and Maxillofacial Pathologies

-Eye Trauma, Infections, and Disorders


-Maxillofacial Injuries

Chapter 6. Gender-Based Pathologies

-Female Athlete Triad

-Disorders of the Reproductive System

Part II. Infectious Conditions and Allergies

Chapter 7. Dermatological Pathologies





-Skin Infections and Wrestling

Chapter 8. Respiratory Pathologies


-Exercise-Induced Asthma

-Other Diagnostic Possibilities

Chapter 9. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Blood-Borne Infections

-Sexually Transmitted Diseases

-Blood Borne Viral Infections

Chapter 10. Common Infectious Diseases

-Common Cold


-Infectious Mononucleosis

-Complications of Infectious Mononucleosis

Part III. Nutritional and Pharmacological Concerns

Chapter 11. Nutrition

-“Athletic” Diets Versus “Typical American” Diets

-Energy Requirements

-Nutrient Requirements

-Pregame Meals

-Common Nutritional Supplements

Chapter 12. Weight Control

-Ideal Body Weight

-Body Composition

-Weight-Loss Issues

-Weight-Gain Issues

Chapter 13. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

-Mechanism of Action


-Therapeutic Effects

-Side Effects

-Drug Interactions

Chapter 14. Drugs, Supplements, and the Athlete


-Ergogenic Drugs

-Recreational Drugs

-Other Sedatives

-Herbal Supplements

-Risk Factors

Chapter 15. Drug Testing in the Athletic Setting

-Overview of Drug Screening

-Notification of Results

-Effectiveness and Cost of Drug Screening

-Legal and Ethical Questions

Part IV. Special Issues

Chapter 16. Environmental Stress

-Heat-Related Illnesses

-Cold-Related Injuries

-High Altitude


Chapter 17. Psychological Aspects of Sport and Rehabilitation

-Personality Traits of Athletes

-Psychology of Injury and Rehabilitation

-Athletes and Mental Illness

-Performance Enhancement

Chapter 18. Growth and Maturation During Adolescence

-Physical Development

-Physical Development of the Adolescent

Chapter 19. The Preparticipation Physical Examination

-Reasons for Performing the Preparticipation Physical Examination

-Mechanics: Timing, Location, and Types of Examinations

-The History Is the Key

-Components of the Physical Exam

-Decisions Concerning Playability


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