The Anatomy of Sports Injuries


Everyone who plays sports experiences injuries. Many people never fully recover because they're not aware of what they can do to facilitate recovery. But there is no need to simply resign yourself to living with a sports injury. In The Anatomy of Sports Injuries, author Brad Walker brings years of expertise-he works with elite-level and world-champion athletes, and lectures on injury prevention-to this how-to guide. The book takes a fundamental approach, bringing you inside the body to show exactly what is ...
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Everyone who plays sports experiences injuries. Many people never fully recover because they're not aware of what they can do to facilitate recovery. But there is no need to simply resign yourself to living with a sports injury. In The Anatomy of Sports Injuries, author Brad Walker brings years of expertise-he works with elite-level and world-champion athletes, and lectures on injury prevention-to this how-to guide. The book takes a fundamental approach, bringing you inside the body to show exactly what is happening when a sports injury occurs. At the heart of The Anatomy of Sports Injuries are 200 full-color illustrations that show 119 sports injuries in detail, along with 150 line drawings of simple stretching, strengthening, and rehabilitation exercises that the reader can use to speed up the recovery process. The Anatomy of Sports Injuries is for every sports player or fitness enthusiast who has been injured and would like to know what the injury involves, how to rehabilitate the area, and how to prevent complications or injury in the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905367061
  • Publisher: Lotus Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/30/2007

Meet the Author

Brad Walker is a prominent Australian sports trainer with more than 20 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry. He is a Health Science graduate of the University of New England and has postgraduate accreditations in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching. He also works with elite level and world champion athletes and lectures for Sports Medicine Australia on injury prevention.

Walker founded Walkerbout Health in 1995 in response to a steadily increasing occurrence of sports-related injury. The company has moved from providing fitness and sports coaching services that specialize in injury prevention and rehabilitation, to now providing the same services via the publication of educational products such as books, videos, DVD's, newsletters, and e-books. He lives in Queensland, Australia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     5
Explanation of Sports Injury     7
What Constitutes a Sports Injury?     8
What is Affected in a Sports Injury?     8
Is the Sports Injury Acute or Chronic?     11
How Are Sports Injuries Classified?     11
How Are Sprain and Strain Injuries Classified?     12
Sports Injury Prevention     13
Warm-up     14
Cool-down     17
The FITT Principle     19
Overtraining     20
Fitness and Skill Development     22
Stretching and Flexibility     33
Facilities, Rules, and Protective Devices     42
Sports Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation     43
Introduction to Sports Injury Management     44
Regaining the Fitness Components     48
Sports Injuries of the Skin     53
Cuts, Abrasions, Chafing     55
Sunburn     56
Frostbite     57
Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)     59
Blisters     60
Corns, Calluses, Plantar Warts (Verrucae)     61
Sports Injuries of the Head and Neck     63
Head Concussion, Contusion, Haemorrhage, Fracture     65
Neck Strain, Fracture, Contusion     67
Cervical Nerve Stretch Syndrome     68
Whiplash (Neck Sprain)     69
Wryneck (Acute Torticollis)     71
Slipped Disc (Acute Cervical Disc Disease)     73
Pinched Nerve (Cervical Radiculitis)     74
Spur Formation (Cervical Spondylosis)     75
Teeth     77
Eye     78
Ear     79
Nose     80
Sports Injuries of the Hands and Fingers     81
Metacarpal Fractures     83
Thumb Sprain (Ulnar Collateral Ligament)     84
Mallet Finger (Long Extensor Tendon)     85
Finger Sprain     87
Finger Dislocation     88
Hand/Finger Tendinitis     89
Sports Injuries of the Wrists and Forearm     91
Wrist and Forearm Fracture     93
Wrist Sprain     94
Wrist Dislocation     95
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome     97
Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome     98
Wrist Ganglion Cyst     100
Wrist Tendinitis     101
Sports Injuries of the Elbow     103
Elbow Fracture     105
Elbow Sprain     106
Elbow Dislocation     107
Triceps Brachii Tendon Rupture     109
Tennis Elbow     110
Golfer's Elbow     111
Thrower's Elbow     113
Elbow Bursitis     114
Sports Injuries of the Shoulder and Upper Arm     115
Fracture (Collar Bone, Humerus)     117
Dislocation of the Shoulder     119
Shoulder Subluxation     121
Acromioclavicular Separation     122
Sternoclavicular Separation     123
Biceps Brachii Tendon Rupture     125
Biceps Brachii Bruise     126
Muscle Strain (Biceps Brachii, Chest)     127
Impingement Syndrome     129
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis     130
Shoulder Bursitis     131
Bicipital Tendinitis     133
Pectoral Muscle Insertion Inflammation     134
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)     135
Sports Injuries of the Back and Spine     137
Muscle Strain of the Back     139
Ligament Sprain of the Back     140
Thoracic Contusion     141
Slipped Disc (Herniated or Ruptured)      143
Bulging Disc     144
Stress Fracture of the Vertebra     145
Sports Injuries of the Chest and Abdomen     147
Broken (Fractured) Ribs     149
Flail Chest     151
Abdominal Muscle Strain     154
Sports Injuries of the Hips, Pelvis, and Groin     155
Hip Flexor Strain     157
Hip Pointer     158
Avulsion Fracture     159
Groin Strain     160
Osteitis Pubis     162
Stress Fracture     163
Piriformis Syndrome     165
Iliopsoas Tendinitis     167
Tendinitis of the Adductor Muscles     168
Snapping Hip Syndrome     169
Trochanteric Bursitis     171
Sports Injuries of the Hamstrings and Quadriceps     173
Femur Fracture     175
Quadriceps Strain     177
Hamstring Strain     178
Thigh Bruise (Contusion)     179
Iliotibial Band Syndrome     181
Quadriceps Tendinitis     183
Sports Injuries of the Knee     185
Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain     187
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Sprain      188
Meniscus Tear     189
Bursitis     191
Knee Synovial Plica     192
Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome     193
Osteochondritis Dissecans     195
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome     196
Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper's Knee)     197
Chondromalacia Patellae (Runner's Knee)     199
Subluxing Knee Cap     200
Sports Injuries of the Lower Leg     201
Fractures (Tibia, Fibula)     203
Calf Strain     205
Achilles Tendon Strain     206
Achilles Tendinitis     207
Medial Tibial Pain Syndrome (Shin Splints)     209
Stress Fracture     210
Anterior Compartment Syndrome     211
Sports Injuries of the Ankle     213
Ankle Sprain     215
Ankle Fracture     216
Posterior Tibial Tendinitis     217
Peroneal Tendon Subluxation     219
Peroneal Tendinitis     220
Osteochondritis Dissecans     222
Supination     223
Pronation     224
Sports Injuries of the Foot     225
Fracture of the Foot      227
Retrocalcaneal Bursitis     228
Stress Fracture     229
Flexor and Extensor Tendinitis     231
Morton's Neuroma     233
Sesamoiditis     234
Bunions     236
Hammer Toe     237
Turf Toe     238
Claw Foot (Pes Cavus)     240
Plantar Fasciitis     241
Heel Spur     242
Black Nail (Subungual Haematoma)     243
Ingrown Toenail     244
Glossary of Terms     245
Resources     252
Index     253
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