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Sports rehabilitation and injury prevention.


Sports rehabilitation and injury prevention.

Ed. by Paul Comfort and Earle Abrahamson.



528 pages




In this valuable contribution to the growing field of sports rehabilitation and injury prevention, Comfort (health, sport, & rehabilitation sciences, U. of Salford, UK) and Abrahamson (London Sport Institute, Middlesex U.) apply evidence-based knowledge to practice. Following introductory chapters on the role of the sports rehabilitator, performance assessment, screening methods for injury management, and related ethical/legal issues, UK contributors (except for one US dance scientist) address the pathophysiology and treatment of injuries from concussions to Achilles tendon ruptures. Chapters on clinical decision-making discuss the concept of periodization in training to prevent injury, and if that fails, how to assess and manage specific sports injuries. The text/reference includes nutrition recommendations, case studies, sample rehabilitation programs, and b&w photos.

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Date:Dec 1, 2010
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