This practical handbook on the prevention of sports injuries covers all the Olympic sports, plus additional sport activities with international competition, such as rugby. Focusing on reducing the potential for injuries and the resulting pain, incapacitation, expense, and time lost from conditioning and competition, this book addresses specific joints and regions of the body. It is ideal for coaches and trainers as well as sports medicine specialists.
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.