Sports Biomechanics: Reducing Injury and Improving Performance

Sports Biomechanics: Reducing Injury and Improving Performance

by Roger Bartlett

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Sports Biomechanics: Reducing Injury and Improving Performance by Roger Bartlett

This advanced text is the companion volume to Introduction to Sports Biomechanics, also written by Roger Bartlett. Focussing on third year undergraduate and postgraduate topics the text explores sports injury in relation to biomechanics.

Part One presents a detailed examination of sports injury, including the properties of biological materials, mechanisms of injury occurrence, risk reduction, and the estimation of forces in biological structures.

Part Two concentrates on the biomechanical enhancement of sports performance and covers in detail the analysis of sports technique, statistical and mathematical modelling of sports movements, and the feedback of results to improve performance.

Each chapter feature an introduction, summary, references, example exercises and suggestions for further reading, making this an invaluable textbook for students who wish to specialize in sports biomechanics or sports injury and rehabilitation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135826222
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/11/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Roger Bartlett is Professor of Sports Biomechanics, University of Otago, New Zealand. He is an Invited Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports and an Honorary Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, of which he was Chairman from 1991-4. Roger is a former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sports Sciences, and Sports Biomechanics. He is the author of Introduction to Sports Biomechanics: Analysing Human Movement Patterns and co-editor of several other sports science books.

Melanie Bussey is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics and Sports Injuries in the School of Physical Education, University of Otago, New Zealand. She is a member of the International Society of Biomechanics, Sport Science New Zealand and Sports Medicine Association of Australia. She publishes in a broad spectrum of sport, clinical and biomechanical journals including the Journal of Biomechanics, Clinical Biomechanics, Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport and Manual Therapy.

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