The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Volume X, Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries: Scientific Basis
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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The rehabilitative process is therefore managed by a multi-disciplinary team, including physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists, nutritionists, and athletic trainers, amongst others.
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.