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Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Sports Injury Prevention [NOOK Book]

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"This volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series is a practical guide on the prevention of sports injuries. It covers all Olympic sports, plus additional sport activities with international competition, such as rugby. Focusing on reducing the potential for injuries, the book is organised by regions of the body. There are also chapters on the importance of injury prevention and developing an injury prevention program within a team. The authors identify the risk factors for specific injuries in each sport, typical injury
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Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Sports Injury Prevention

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Overview

"This volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series is a practical guide on the prevention of sports injuries. It covers all Olympic sports, plus additional sport activities with international competition, such as rugby. Focusing on reducing the potential for injuries, the book is organised by regions of the body. There are also chapters on the importance of injury prevention and developing an injury prevention program within a team. The authors identify the risk factors for specific injuries in each sport, typical injury mechanisms, and risks associated with training ." Published under the auspices of the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee, Sports Injury Prevention shows how the health of athletes can be protected by highlighting research findings and their practical application. With contributions from internationally renowned experts, this handbook is invaluable for medical doctors who serve athletes and sports teams and an essential read for all sports coaches, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444357493
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/24/2011
  • Series: Olympic Handbook Of Sports Medicine , #17
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Roald Bahr, MD, PhD, Sports Medicine Department, University of Sport and Physical Education, Norway

Lars Engebretsen, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Orthopaedic Center, Ulleval University Hospital, Norway

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Table of Contents

List of contributors.

Foreword by the IOC.

Preface.

1 Why is injury prevention in sports important?.

2 A systematic approach to sports injury prevention.

3 Developing and managing an injury prevention program within the team.

4 Preventing ankle injuries.

5 Preventing knee injuries.

6 Preventing hamstring injuries.

7 Preventing groin injuries.

8 Preventing low back pain.

9 Preventing shoulder injuries.

10 Preventing elbow injuries.

11 Preventing injuries to the head and cervical spine.

12 Preventing tendon overuse injuries.

13 Implementing large-scale injury prevention programs.

14 Planning for major events.

Index

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