Sports Injuries: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention (Therapy in Practice)
- Publish Date: 1997-01-19
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: S Bird
With the increased participation in sport worldwide, the field of sports medicine is becoming increasingly more significant. Whilst some of the injuries which occur in sport are similar to non-sporting injuries, others are very specific. Those working in the fields of sport, sports medicine and the treatment of sports injuries not only need to understand the general workings of the body but they also need to understand the sports and the physical stresses that are placed upon the body by particular sports. This book aims to help with their understanding of the causes of the injury, its diagnosis, treatment, and how they may contribute towards reducing the risk of it recurring. An understanding of the physiological demands of a sport, individual playing positions and the training methods used within that sport are vital if the therapist or sports doctor is to adequately diagnose, treat and prescribe a suitable progressive rehabilitation programme that will get the sports performer back to full fitness and minimize the chances of the injury recurring.