Hockey: Sports Injuries: How to Prevent, Diagnose and Treat

Hockey: Sports Injuries: How to Prevent, Diagnose and Treat

by John D. Wright, Eric Small, Susan Saliba
     
 

Hockey is one of the fastest and most exciting team sports in the world, but the speed and hard-hitting contact so important to the game can lead to several different types of injuries. Many young hockey players have a false sense of security, believing wrongly that the protective equipment will keep them safe. There are many ways to reduce the likelihood of injury

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Hockey is one of the fastest and most exciting team sports in the world, but the speed and hard-hitting contact so important to the game can lead to several different types of injuries. Many young hockey players have a false sense of security, believing wrongly that the protective equipment will keep them safe. There are many ways to reduce the likelihood of injury on the ice. Sports Injuries: Hockey explains the game's common injuries and offers expert advice on avoiding them. Here, you will find out how to treat injuries; when to consult a medical professional; and how to come back from injury as quickly as possible and stronger than ever. In this book, you can discover: The rules of the game Types of protective equipment Exercises and conditioning that help prevent injuries Hockey injuries and their treatments How to plan a hockey career

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Children's Literature
Ice hockey has received some notoriety in recent months because of incidents of violence that sometimes mar this typically fine sport. However, as readers of John Wright's Hockey will discover, while aggressive action is part of this sport, mayhem should not be. In this volume in the seventeen-book "Sports Injuries" series readers are provided a helpful template for better understanding this fast-paced and exciting team sport. In Hockey the reader is initially offered a brief history of this winter sport. Wright then moves on to perhaps the most interesting portion of the book within which the author neatly details psychological and bodily preparatory activities that will hone an athlete's performance. Finally, Wright discusses some of the vocational aspects that are available to athletes interested in making hockey a career field. In the end, John Wright's Hockey is a sound introduction to the ins and outs of this swiftly natured sport. Hockey is a concisely written and carefully thought out book that will appeal to coaches, players, and fans of one of the most hard fought and complex team sports currently in operation. 2004, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 9 to 12.
—Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590846346
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Sports Injuries Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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