Physical Rehabilitation Of The Injured Athlete / Edition 3

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This new edition represents collaboration among orthopaedists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. It reviews the rehabilitation needs for all types of sports injuries, stressing the treatment of the entire kinetic chain with various exercises. Chapters have been extensively revised, featuring new concepts and techniques. The 3rd edition of Physical Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete includes new chapters including Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control (Ch. 8), Cervical Spine Rehabilitation (Ch. 16), Functional Training and Advanced Rehabilitation (Ch. 10), and Plyometrics (Ch. 11), with new contributors and new features, such as summary boxes and tables.

• New and updated information for orthopaedists, athletic trainers and physical therapists comprehensively give an up-to-date and practical guide for rehabilitating athletes.
• Updated chapters with the most current rehabilitation information that effectively gets the athlete back on the field as quickly as possible.
• Fast access to appropriate information using summary tables and boxes and pearls from each chapter author.
• New information on cervical spine rehabilitation, proprioception, and female athletes.

With 31 additional contributors

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Craig S Nadelson, BS, DO (Indiana University School of Medicine)
Description: This book continues to be a comprehensive source of information on the topic of rehabilitating injuries, as well as rehabilitation protocols, and is a helpful guide to the perspectives of the other members of the healthcare team, especially physical therapists and athletic trainers. This update contains highlighted objectives at the beginning, and a summary of key points at the end of each chapter, as well as numbered "clinical pearls" throughout the chapter. The previous edition was published in 1998.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a reference for clinicians as well as a textbook for students in the area of athletic rehabilitation. Protocols for rehabilitation of specific areas of injury are presented as parameters to help guide the clinician in tailoring more specific rehabilitation programs that will meet the individual needs of a particular athlete or person. The book aims to support its information with references to evidence-based medicine as often as possible, and calls upon contributors who are deemed "experts in the field of athletic rehabilitation." The book serves its intended purposes well. The author's overall objectives, as well as the objectives set forth in each chapter are met and often exceeded.
Audience: The primary audience are practicing clinicians, and especially those whose area of concentration is in the area of sports medicine. I would add that it would also be useful for residents in an area of primary care or orthopedics and could stand alone as the sole rehabilitation resource in their library. It would be a good general source of information for athletic trainers and physical therapists as well, in conjunction with other educational resources. The authors are recognized authorities in the area of athlete rehabilitation, and the team of a physician, an athletic trainer, and a physical therapist is a well-rounded one.
Features: Topics addressed include the physiology and biomechanics of rehab, methods of measurement and testing, application of modalities, plyometrics, rehab specific to females, and rehab specific to cervical spine, low back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hamstring, quadriceps, groin, knee, leg, ankle and foot. The material is presented in a well thought out and logical sequence. The objectives at the beginning of the chapters serve as a useful guide for focus. Numbered clinical pearls do an excellent job of bringing to attention particularly useful but simple concepts and points. The summaries at the end of each chapter are a good way to refresh your memory of important concepts at a later date. I also was impressed at the number of evidence-based references scattered throughout the book supporting the information, and this is the most outstanding update to this edition. Also of note are appendixes that address upper extremity plyometrics, throwers' exercise program, and interval rehabilitation. The tables and charts are clear and concise, and pictures are used appropriately. It would appear that making this third edition a very complete reference was a top priority, and I do not see any major shortcomings to its content.
Assessment: This is a complete and well presented reference for rehabilitation of athletes, and is also useful for musculoskeletal rehabilitation in any population. It will serve as a strong foundation to guide clinicians in assembling rehabilitation programs individually tailored to a specific patient. The advantages of the updated version include clearer objectives, summaries, and helpful clinical pearls, as well as the inclusion of new chapters covering rehabilitation specific to females, and plyometrics.
From the Publisher
"Each chapter includes a list of chapter objectives and a succinct summary of key concepts that were discussed in the chapter. The text makes extensive use of summary boxes and clinical pearls to highlight important concepts and information in the text. The illustrations are well done and add to the text. The chapters have extensive and up-to-date references. The target audience for this text is the practicing clinician interested in sports rehabilitation; however, it would also be an appropriate textbook for a rehabilitation course for athletic training students." —JBJS,, November 2005
Philip Dean Zaneteas
This represents an attempt to provide a summary textbook on the rehabilitation of the injured athlete. The first eight chapters provide an overview of psychological and physiological factors in rehabilitation, the physical examination of the athlete, and goniometric measurement parameters. Subsequent chapters focus on the use of modalities, mobilization, and isokinetic testing. A general introductory chapter on the principles of rehabilitation is included. The second half of the book is devoted to assessment of specific rehabilitation areas, including the lower leg, ankle, foot, knee, hamstring, quadriceps, and groin. Low back, shoulder, and elbow rehabilitation as well as wrist and hand injuries are also addressed. The final sections are devoted to aquatic rehabilitation, upper extremity biometrics, knee and leg exercises, and a ten-exercise program for throwing and interval rehabilitation. The purpose of the text appears to be an attempt to provide a reference source for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in athletes. This is not a text for general rehabilitation of the elderly or patients with serious underlying medical problems. Taken in this context, it is targeted for those caring for the athletic patient population. However, the underlying physiologic and rehabilitation principles can be extrapolated to a lesser degree with the non-athletic population. The text attempts to provide specific rehabilitation protocols only after introducing the underlying scientific rationale for their implementation. There is a thorough review of the scientific literature provided in each chapter, especially in the first half of the book. Diagrams, graphs, and photographs whichelucidate each topic are also clear and directed to the specific topic at hand. In terms of the target audience, this text represents a comprehensive introduction to residents in training. A great deal of the material, however, will probably be a review for the experienced physician. One strength is that a great majority of the contributing authors have a physical therapy background. This facilitates an emphasis on the nuts and bolts of physical therapy for specific musculoskeletal problems.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721600147
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 696
  • Product dimensions: 1.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 11.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Psychologic Factors of Rehabilitation

Chapter 2: Physiologic Factors of Rehabilitation

Chapter3: Biomechanical Implications in Shoulder and Knee Rehabilitation

Chapter 4: Therapeutic Modalities as an Adjunct to Rehabilitation

Chapter 5: Measurement in Rehabilitation

Chapter 6: Range of Motion and Flexibility

Chapter 7: Principles of Rehabilitation

Chapter 8: Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control

Chapter 9: Application of Isokinetics in Testing and Rehabilitation

Chapter 10: Functional Training and Advanced Rehabilitation

Chapter 11: Plyometric Training and Drills

Chapter 12: Aquatic Rehabilitation

Chapter 13: Rehabilitation Considerations for the Female Athlete

Chapter 14: Leg, Ankle, and Foot Rehabilitation

Chapter 15: Knee Rehabilitation

Chapter 16: Hamstring, Quadriceps and Groin Rehabilitation

Chapter 17: Low Back Rehabilitation

Chapter 18: Cervical Spine Rehabilitation

Chapter 19: Shoulder Rehabilitation

Chapter 20: Elbow Rehabilitation

Chapter 21: Rehabilitation of Wrist and Hand Injuries

Appendix A: Throwers’ Ten Exercise Program

Appendix B: Interval Rehabilitation Programs

Appendix C: Upper Extremity Plyometrics


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