The Anatomy of Sports Injuries, Second Edition: Your Illustrated Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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For anyone who plays sports and is looking to facilitate recovery or prevent 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’s 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 350 images. This second edition includes updated illustrations and more anatomical information and 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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For Fitness Enthusiasts and Health-Care Professionals of All Levels

Sport Injury DiagnosisSport Injury Diagnosis

Sports Injury PreventionSports Injury Prevention

Sports Injury RehabilitationSports Injury Rehabilitation

What Constitutes a Sports Injury?

Sports injuries are most commonly associated with the musculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, bones, joints and associated tissues such as ligaments and tendons.

This book includes a detailed overview of 120 sports injuries. Each sports injury is described by: the anatomy and physiology involved, possible causes, signs and symptoms, complications, immediate treatment, rehabilitation procedures and long-term prognosis.

Design an Exercise Program

The two biggest mistakes people make when designing an exercise program are to train too hard and to not include enough variety. This will lead to an unbalanced muscular system, which is a surefire recipe for injury.

The FITT principle (or formula) is a great way of monitoring an exercise program. The acronym outlines the essential elements of an effective exercise program and the initials stand for:

F: Frequency I: Intensity T: Time T: Type

Treatment and Rehabilitation Exercises

Sports injury management encompasses the entire process of treating a sports injury, right from the time the injury occurs through to the time the injured player is fully recovered and stronger than before the injury occurred.

Sports injury management involves four phases:

First aid: the first three minutesTreatment: the next three daysRehabilitation: the next three weeksConditioning: the next three months

Publisher ‏ : ‎ North Atlantic Books; Illustrated edition (September 4, 2018)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1623172837
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1623172831
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.7 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.44 x 0.51 x 9.66 inches

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