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Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Sports Injury Prevention

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Sports Injury Prevention

Roald Bahr (Editor), Lars Engebretsen (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-30361-2

Mar 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

248 pages


This volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series is a practical guide on the prevention of sports injuries. It covers all Olympic sports, plus additional sport activities with international competition, such as rugby. Focusing on reducing the potential for injuries, the book is organised by regions of the body. There are also chapters on the importance of injury prevention and developing an injury prevention program within a team. The authors identify the risk factors for specific injuries in each sport, typical injury mechanisms and risks associated with training.

List of Contributors, vi

Foreword, viii

Preface, ix

1 Why is injury prevention in sports important? 1
Lars Engebretsen and Roald Bahr

2 A systematic approach to sports injury prevention 7
Willem Meeuwisse and Roald Bahr

3 Developing and managing an injury prevention program within the team 17
Andrew McIntosh and Roald Bahr

4 Preventing ankle injuries 30
Jon Karlsson, Evert Verhagen, Bruce D. Beynnon and Annunziato Amendola

5 Preventing knee injuries 49
Timothy E. Hewett, Bruce D. Beynnon, Tron Krosshaug and Grethe Myklebust

6 Preventing hamstring injuries 72
Geoffrey M. Verrall and Árni Árnason, Kim Bennell

7 Preventing groin injuries 91
Per Hölmich, Lorrie Maffey and Carolyn Emery

8 Preventing low back pain 114
Adad Baranto, Tor Inge Andersen and Leif Swärd

9 Preventing shoulder injuries 134
Michael R. Krogsgaard, Marc R. Safran, Peter Rheinlænder and Emilie Cheung

10 Preventing elbow injuries 153
Mark R. Hutchinson and James R. Andrews

11 Preventing injuries to the head and cervical spine 175
Paul McCrory, Michael Turner and Andrew McIntosh

12 Preventing tendon overuse injuries 187
Jill Cook, Mads Kongsgaard, Karim Khan and Michael Kjær

13 Implementing large-scale injury prevention programs 197
Randall W. Dick, Claude Goulet and Simon Gianotti

14 Planning for major events 212
Michael Turner and Jiri Dvorak

Index, 228

● A handbook of practical information on the prevention of injuries
● Ideal for athletes, their trainers/coaches, allied health personnel (physical therapists, athletic trainers), and physicians
● Aims to reduce the potentials for injuries and prevent the injuries themselves, that cause pain, incapacitation, expense, and time lost from conditioning and competition
● Addresses specific joints and regions of the body
● Features coverage of all the Olympic sports plus additional sport activities with international competition, such as rugby