Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries - Scientific Basis: Olympic Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine / Edition 1

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Overview

Rehabilitation is, by definition, the restoration of optimal form and function for an athlete. In this edition in the Encyclopedia series, the editor and contributors advocate that rehabilitation should begin as soon as possible after the injurty occurs, alongside therapeutic measures such as anti-inflammatories and other pain killing agents. This might also begin before, or immediately after, surgery.

The rehabilitative process is therefore managed by a multi-disciplinary team, including physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists, nutritionists, and athletic trainers, amongst others.

This book considers the three phases of rehabilitation: pain relief, protection of the affected area and limitation of tissue damage; limitation of impairment and recovery of flexibility, strength, endurance, balance and co-ordination; and finally the start of conditioning to return to training and competition.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Brent S.E. Rich, M.D., ATC (University Sports Medicine)
Description: This book addresses and adequately discusses all aspects of the rehabilitative process from epidemiology to return to function. It is a complete reference on the comprehensive nature of tissue injury, repair, and functionality.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe the process from injury through return to functional performance and discuss all aspects that contribute to that process. Those objectives are not only worthy, but long overdue in the sports medicine literature and this book exceeds the author's objectives.
Audience: The book is targeted to the sports medicine professional or one who wishes to become a rehab professional. It is geared to cover basic science that a student would be exposed to, but also to include practical application to the working professional. I believe the author intends it to be a reference to be used at multiple levels by a variety of people under the sports medicine umbrella (physicians, physiotherapists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, anatomists, and students).
Features: This book describes the injury process from time of occurrence to return to play. It dissects the injury from the cellular to macroscopic and then to functional performance. It interweaves all aspects of rehabilitation (strength, flexibility, range of motion, proprioception, etc.). It also addresses what deconditioning does after injury and how psychological factors contribute to rehab, something often forgotten in the comprehensive approach to the injured athlete. The detraining chapter and the psychological aspects of injury chapter are especially well written.
Assessment: A volume in The Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, this book provides comprehensive and valuable information to assist practitioners in aiding their athletes and patients. It is well written and comprehensive. I found it a pleasure to review and it is a welcome addition to my library.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Brent S.E. Rich, M.D., ATC(University Sports Medicine)
Description: This book addresses and adequately discusses all aspects of the rehabilitative process from epidemiology to return to function. It is a complete reference on the comprehensive nature of tissue injury, repair, and functionality.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe the process from injury through return to functional performance and discuss all aspects that contribute to that process. Those objectives are not only worthy, but long overdue in the sports medicine literature and this book exceeds the author's objectives.
Audience: The book is targeted to the sports medicine professional or one who wishes to become a rehab professional. It is geared to cover basic science that a student would be exposed to, but also to include practical application to the working professional. I believe the author intends it to be a reference to be used at multiple levels by a variety of people under the sports medicine umbrella (physicians, physiotherapists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, anatomists, and students).
Features: This book describes the injury process from time of occurrence to return to play. It dissects the injury from the cellular to macroscopic and then to functional performance. It interweaves all aspects of rehabilitation (strength, flexibility, range of motion, proprioception, etc.). It also addresses what deconditioning does after injury and how psychological factors contribute to rehab, something often forgotten in the comprehensive approach to the injured athlete. The detraining chapter and the psychological aspects of injury chapter are especially well written.
Assessment: A volume in The Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, this book provides comprehensive and valuable information to assist practitioners in aiding their athletes and patients. It is well written and comprehensive. I found it a pleasure to review and it is a welcome addition to my library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632058136
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/6/2003
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 7.87 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Epidemiology of sports injuries: implications for rehabilitation;.

2 Pathophysiology of injury;.

3 Tissue healing and repair: muscle;.

4 Tissue healing and repair: tendons and ligaments;.

5 Tissue healing and repair: bone and cartilage;.

6 Immobilization;.

7 Physiological and functional implications of injury;.

8 Use of physical modalities and pain management;.

9 Flexibility and joint range of motion;.

10 Strength and endurance;.

11 Proprioception and co-ordination;.

12 Function Rehabilitation and return to training and competition;.

13 Orthoses in the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries;.

14 The psychology of the injured athlete;

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