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Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Volleyball

Jonathan C. Reeser (Editor), Roald Bahr (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-69312-4
248 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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This addition to the Handbook series is presented in five sections. The first sections covers basic and applied science, including biomechanics, the physiologic demands of volleyball, conditioning and nutrition. The second section looks at the role of the medical professional in volleyball, covering team physicians, pre-participation examination, medical equipment at courtside and emergency planning. The third section looks at injuries - including prevention, epidemiology, upper and lower limb injuries and rehabilitation. The next section looks at those volleyball players who require special consideration: the young, the disabled, and the elite, as well as gender issues. Finally, section five looks at performance enhancement.
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List of contributors, vii

Foreword by the IOC, ix

Foreword by the FIVB, x

Preface, xi

1 Introduction: a brief history of the sport of volleyball, 1
Jonathan C. Reeser

Part 1 Basic and Applied Science

2 Energy demands in the sport of volleyball, 11
Jaci L. VanHeest

3 The biomechanics of jumping, 18
Albert Gollhofer and Sven Bruhn

4 Peak conditioning for volleyball, 29
Tudor O. Bompa and Michael C. Carrera

5 Optimal nutrition and hydration for the volleyball athlete, 45
D. Enette Larson-Meyer

Part 2 The Volleyball Medical Professional

6 The role of the volleyball medical professional: the preparticipation examination, 61
William W. Briner, Jr.

7 Medical coverage of volleyball events, 73
Fernando Pena and Elizabeth Arendt

Part 3 Volleyball Injuries

8 Volleyball injury epidemiology, 81
Jonathan C. Reeser

9 Environmental concerns in volleyball, 87
William W. Briner, Jr.

10 Injury prevention, 94
Roald Bahr

11 Principles of volleyball injury rehabilitation, 107
Jonathan C. Reeser

12 Shoulder injuries in volleyball, 118
Andrea Ferretti and Angelo DeCarli

13 Knee and ankle injuries in volleyball, 130
Karim Khan and Roald Bahr

14 Other volleyball-related injuries, 141
Jonathan C. Reeser

Part 4 Special Considerations

15 The young volleyball athlete, 153
Jonathan C. Reeser

16 The female volleyball athlete, 164
David Wang and Elizabeth Arendt

17 The disabled volleyball athlete, 175
Jonathan C. Reeser

18 The elite volleyball athlete, 183
Steef Bredeweg

Part 5 Performance Enhancement

19 Ergogenic aids, 195
Roald Bahr

20 Visual perception and decision making in volleyball, 203
Darlene A. Kluka

21 Applications of sports psychology to volleyball, 211
Heiner Langenkamp and Michael Gasse

Index, 223

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* an IOC Medical Commission publication
* a straightforward, practical handbook on training techniques and medical problems in volleyball
* a summary of current thinking in this increasingly popular sport
*contains the contributions of internationally-respected authorities
*presents up-to-date information on the basic biology of the sport, conditioning techniques, nutrition, and the medical aspects of injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation
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