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Science and Medicine in Sport, 2nd Edition

Science and Medicine in Sport, 2nd Edition

John Bloomfield (Editor), P. A. Fricker (Editor), K. D. Fitch (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-867-93321-5

Jan 1996, Wiley-Blackwell

648 pages

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Fully integrated and cross-referenced, this book describes the applications of science and medicine to sports. The book focuses on prevention and treatment of medical conditions and injuries, and contributions from leading workers in sports medicine, including several specialists, are authoritative and outstanding. The second edition of this book is fully updated with a number of revisions and additions, including a new chapter on exercise and immunity. Because the clinical aspects of sports science are stressed, the text comprehensively covers the mechanisms of injury in all regions of the body and the principles involved in their treatment. Topics also included are preventative measures and rehabilitation, children in sports, female athletes, doping, and the problems of the asthmatic, disabled, epileptic and diabetic athlete.

List of Authors.

Special Contributors.

Preface to First Edition.

Preface to Second Edition.


Section 1: The Anatomy and Biomechanics of Sport Performance.

Applied Anatomy (T. R. Ackland, J. Bloomfield).

Biomechanical Principles (B. C. Elliott, G. A. Wood).

Biomechanical Analysis (R. N. Marshall, B. C. Elliott).

Section 2: Physiology and Nutrition Applied to Sport.

Physiology of Training (A. G. Hahn).

Nutrition and Energy Sources (V. Deakin, J. R. Brotherhood).

Environmental Stress (F. S. Pyke, J. R. Sutton).

Section 3: Sport Psychology and Performance Enhancement.

Self-regulation and Goal Setting (A. M. D. Gordon).

The Individual Athlete (J. W. Bond).

Team Athletes (B. P. Miller).

The Psychological Aspects of Injury in Sport (J. R. Grove, A. M. D. Gordon).

Talent Identification and Profiling (J. Bloomfield).

Section 4: Sports Medicine.

Classification of Injuries and Mechanisms of Injury, Repair, Healing and Soft Tissue Remodelling (B. W. Oakes).

Principles of Treatment and Rehabilitation (C. R. Purdam, P. A. Fricker, B. Cooper).

Imaging in Sports Medicine (I. F. Anderson, J. A. Booth).

Injuries to the Head, Eye and Ear (A. P. Garnham).

Dental Problems (J. P. Fricker, M. L. O’Neill).

Injuries to the Spine (K. F. Maguire).

Injuries to the Chest and Abdomen (W. Johnson).

Injuries to the Shoulder Girdle and Upper Limb (P. A. Fricker, G. Hoy).

Injuries to the Pelvis and Lower Limb (K. J. Crichton, P. A. Fricker, C. Purdam, A. S. Watson).

Section 5: Special Considerations in Sports Medicine.

The Team Physician (B. G. Sando).

Children in Sport (A. S. Watson).

The Female Athlete (R. J. Carbon).

The Disabled Athlete (K. E. Fallon).

Medical Considerations in Aquatic Sports (J. J. Kellett).

Doping (K. D. Fitch, S. P. Haynes).

Exercise and Immunity (D. B. Pyne, A. B. Gray, W. A. McDonald).

Special Medical Considerations.

Part I. Asthma (A. R. Morton).

Part II. Epilepsy (R. A. Reid).

Part III. Diabetes Mellitus (D. J. Chisholm).

Part IV. Podiatry (A. S. Watson).

Part V. Exercise Stress Testing (B. E. F. Hockings).

Part VI. Eating Disorders (P. N. Gilchrist, L. Burke).

Appendix 1: Orchard Sports Injury Classification System (J. Orchard).


*the most authoritative, integrated source of information on the scientific and medical aspects of this speciality *contains contributions from experts currently in practice in the fields of sports science or medicine *new chapter on exercise and immunity *preventative medical theme