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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Erik H Van Iterson, MS, MBio (University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This volume in the Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine Series founded by the IOC Medical Commission presents the fundamental principles of neuromuscular sport science and the latest theories, findings, and applications at the highest level of competition.
Purpose: The purpose is to present the latest and most reliable research in the area of neuromuscular function in sport and exercise. The aim is to identify specific shortcomings in the field of research while providing various solutions by applying the latest, validated methodologies in a multitude of sport settings.
Audience: A great deal of the book focuses on advanced research from peer-reviewed journals. Thus, the primary audience is trained researchers in the field of neuromuscular sport medical sciences such as graduate students, medical doctors, and PhDs.
Features: The book provides sufficient details of the fundamental principles of neuromuscular science and their application in the field of sport and exercise. It then progresses to applicable sport environments where these principles may be tested and validated. Lastly, the book spends a good amount of time addressing methodological concerns and how specific research problems may be overcome with the latest findings from the field.
Assessment: This is an excellent addition to a sport scientist's research library. It provides a bountiful amount of current research from the field as well as its application in sport. Provided the reader has an above average knowledge of the neuromuscular and sport sciences, this book is handy as both a quick reference or as an information-rich resource for a young scientist interested in learning what has been done in the field to date.