Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries: Scientific Basis
December 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
The rehabilitative process is therefore managed by a
multi-disciplinary team, including physicians, physiotherapists,
psychologists, nutritionists, and athletic trainers, amongst
This book considers the three phases of rehabilitation: pain relief, protection of the affected area and limitation of tissue damage; limitation of impairment and recovery of flexibility, strength, endurance, balance and co-ordination; and finally the start of conditioning to return to training and competition.
2 Pathophysiology of injury;.
3 Tissue healing and repair: muscle;.
4 Tissue healing and repair: tendons and ligaments;.
5 Tissue healing and repair: bone and cartilage;.
7 Physiological and functional implications of injury;.
8 Use of physical modalities and pain management;.
9 Flexibility and joint range of motion;.
10 Strength and endurance;.
11 Proprioception and co-ordination;.
12 Function Rehabilitation and return to training and competition;.
13 Orthoses in the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries;.
14 The psychology of the injured athlete;
* provides a detailed overview of the management of rehabilitation of the injured athlete
*presents the most up-to-date research in the area
*invaluable for the multi-disciplinary team who manage the rehabilitative process
...this text is great value for money, well written, clearly
organised and I would thoroughly recommend it. Those professionals
involved in the rehabilitation of all types of injury will find
something of value in this book."
Physiotherapy Journal, September 2004