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Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Alpine Skiing

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Alpine Skiing

Robert E. Leach (Editor), Daniel Fritschy (Contributions by), J. Richard Steadman (Contributions by)

ISBN: 978-0-632-03033-0

May 1994, Wiley-Blackwell

140 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$82.95

Description

This book in the series of Olympic Handbooks of Sports Medicine and Science which runs in parallel with the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine. This is a practical manual which focuses on Alpine Skiing and brings basic scientific information and practical considerations to those who are directly involved in competitive sports. Chapters cover the characteristics of alpine skiing, functional anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics and psychology, the principles and aims of nutrition and injury including risks, mechanisms of injury, prevention, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation and return to training.
Section 1: Introduction.

Basic characteristics of alpine skiing.

Clothing.

Equipment.

Section 2: Biological Foundations.

Functional anatomy.

Physiology.

Nutrition.

Training.

Section 3: Injuries.

Head.

Eyes.

Neck; Spine, thorax, abdomen and pelvis.

Upper extremities.

Hip.

Femur.

Knee.

Leg.

Ankle and foot.

Section 4: Non Traumatic Health Issues.

Altitude.

Cold.

Sun.

*an IOC Medical Commission publication * covers basic issues such as clothing and equipment as well as physiological and anatomical considerations, nutrition and training * a major section on injuries includes a section on each part of the body from head to ankle and foot, with a special section on the eyes * a section on non-traumatic health issues discusses the effects of altitude, cold and sun