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Sports Injury Handbook: Professional Advice for Amateur Athletes


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  • Which exercises cause unnecessary wear and tear on your body?
  • What to do during the first critical few seconds following a sports injury?
  • When an off-the-rack arch support can be as effective as a $200 custom-made orthotic device?
  • How to keep in condition during rehabilitation?
Dr. Allan Levy knows. As team doctor for the New York Giants football team, he has ...
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Do you know…

  • Which exercises cause unnecessary wear and tear on your body?
  • What to do during the first critical few seconds following a sports injury?
  • When an off-the-rack arch support can be as effective as a $200 custom-made orthotic device?
  • How to keep in condition during rehabilitation?
Dr. Allan Levy knows. As team doctor for the New York Giants football team, he has treated every kind of sports injury there is, from strains and sprains to more serious tears and fractures. In Sports Injury Handbook, he shares his vast practical knowledge of sports medicine with recreational athletes who want to keep in shape, while minimizing aches, pains, and injuries. For ease of use, the main part of the guide is organized by body part and sport. To find out why, for example, your knee is sore and how to treat it, simply turn to the knee chapter. Then learn how to avoid further risk of knee injuries in sports-specific chapters on aerobics, jogging, tennis, skiing, basketball, and many more. Peppered with firsthand stories and anecdotes from professional sports, the Sports Injury Handbook is an entertaining, informative guide to the latest methods of injury prevention and treatment. In it, you’ll discover:
  • The conditioning, nutrition, and strength training techniques professional athletes use to stay in top physical shape
  • Easy, step-by-step rehabilitative exercises you can perform at home
  • Special precautions for women, children, and older athletes
  • How to prevent or treat the most common injuries in more than two dozen sports, including aerobics, baseball, basketball, bowling, boxing, cycling, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, running, skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, walking, and wrestling

Explains how to prevent injuries, common risks, safeguards, body-specific injuries, sport-specific injuries, etc.

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Levy, team doctor for the New York Giants football team, and writer Fuerst collaborate in this handbook for serious amateur athletes. One section deals with major body parts (e.g., ``The Shoulder''), common injuries, and prevention or rehabilitation. Though anatomical drawings would have clarified this section, symbols indicate which injuries require a doctor's care and which respond to first aid. Other sections describe common injuries in 19 sports and cover basic workouts, nutrition, first aid, basic sports physiology, and problems that are unique to women, children, and senior athletes. Complex concepts are explained clearly and related to the athlete's training. The exercises are well illustrated, and anecdotes from pro sports (e.g., Bo Jackson's hip injury) let readers identify with the pros, if only through injuries. Nontechnical language sets this practical book apart from others in the field. Recommended for both academic and public libraries.-- Kathy Ruffle, Coll. of New Caledonia Lib., Prince George, B.C.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471547372
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/29/1993
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,151,255
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

DR. ALLAN M. LEVY is team physician for the New York Giants and, formerly, the New Jersey Nets and New York Islanders. He also has a successful New Jersey-based sports medicine practice for high school and recreational athletes. MARK L. FUERST is a professional writer specializing in health issues who has contributed articles to such magazines as Family Circle, Woman’s Day, American Health, and Self. He is currently President of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:


Work Out to Win.


Conditioning and Your Health.


The Head and Neck.

The Back and Ribs.

The Wrist and Hand.

The Knee.

The Ankle.




Boxing and Martial Arts.

Football and Rugby.

Gymnastics and Cheerleading.

Running, Jogging, and Track and Field.

Soccer and Field Hockey.

Tennis and Other Racquet Sports.


Weight Lifting and Body Building.


Female, Child, and Elderly Athletes.


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