The work of a sports therapist is highly technical and requires a confident, responsible and professional approach. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Therapy, Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation is a comprehensive and authoritative reference for those studying or working in this field and is the first book to comprehensively cover all of the following areas:
- Sports Injury Aetiology
- Soft Tissue Injury Healing
- Clinical Assessment in Sports Therapy
- Clinical Interventions in Sports Therapy
- Spinal and Peripheral Anatomy, Injury Assessment and Management
- Pitch-side Trauma Care
- Professionalism and Ethics in Sports Therapy
The Handbook presents principles which form the foundation of the profession and incorporates a set of spinal and peripheral regional chapters which detail functional anatomy, the injuries common to those regions, and evidence-based assessment and management approaches. Its design incorporates numerous photographs, figures, tables, practitioner tips and detailed sample Patient Record Forms. This book is comprehensively referenced and multi-authored, and is essential to anyone involved in sports therapy, from their first year as an undergraduate, to those currently in professional practice.
About the Author
Keith Ward has practised as a Sports Therapist since 1995. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, and since 2009 has been a full-time lecturer on the BSc Sports Therapy programme at University College Birmingham (UCB), UK. He runs a small private practice in Cannock, Staffordshire. His first book, Hands-On Sports Therapy, proved popular with students of sports therapy and became a recommended text for many courses. Since 2012, he has been Managing Editor of the Journal of Sports Therapy (‘the JST’). He is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Keith holds a biomedical BSc Rehabilitation Studies degree and Diplomas in Sports Therapy, Sports Massage, Exercise Referral, Naturopathy, and Acupuncture. He is currently completing an MA in Learning and Teaching.
Table of Contents
Foreword Preface 1. Sports Injuries: Basic Classifications, Aetiology and Pathophysiology 2. Clinical Assessment in Sports Therapy 3. Clinical Interventions in Sports Therapy 4. Pitch-Side Trauma Care 5. The Spinal Region: Anatomy, Assessment and Injuries 6. The Shoulder Region: Anatomy, Assessment and Injuries 7. The Elbow Region: Anatomy, Assessment and Injuries 8. The Wrist and Hand Region: Anatomy, Assessment and Injuries 9. The Pelvis and Hip Region: Anatomy, Assessment and Injuries 10. The Knee Region: Anatomy, Assessment and Injuries 11. The Ankle and Foot Region: Anatomy, Assessment and Injuries 12. Professionalism and Ethics in Sports Therapy Appendix: Sample Record Forms