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Sports injuries & medicine

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Study Guide for the Board of Certification, Inc., Athletic Trainer Certification Examination

Study Guide for the Board of Certification, Inc., Athletic Trainer Certification Examination

Author: F.A. Davis Company, Susan Rozzi, Michelle Futrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Features more than 1,900 questions in all in both multiple choice and alternate formats (multi-select, drag-and-drop, and hot-spot) with answer keys that present rationales for the correct responses. 1,835 in the book, including one pre-test and two full-length practice tests, each with 175 questions including multiple choice, clinical scenario, critical thinking, and skills assessment 35 Focused Testlets online at FADavis.com that mirror those on the BOC exam Reviews the full range of knowledge needed to pass the certification exam. Includes an exam overview, study plans, and test-taking strategies specific to the question types.

Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction and Other Knee Operations Limiting the Risk of Reinjury and Maximizing Athletic Performance

Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction and Other Knee Operations Limiting the Risk of Reinjury and Maximizing Athletic Performance

Author: Frank R. Noyes Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2019

The wealth of information provided in this unique text will enable orthopedic surgeons, medical practitioners, physical therapists, and trainers to ensure that athletes who suffer anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, or who require major knee operations for other reasons, have the best possible chance of safely resuming sporting activity at their desired level without subsequent problems. Divided into seven thematic sections, the coverage is wide-ranging and encompasses common barriers to return to sport, return to sport decision-based models, and the complete spectrum of optimal treatment for ACL injuries, including preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation. Advanced training concepts are explained in detail, with description of sports-specific programs for soccer, basketball, and tennis. Readers will find detailed guidance on objective testing for muscle strength, neuromuscular function, neurocognitive function, and cardiovascular fitness, as well as validated assessments to identify and manage psychological issues. In addition, return to sport considerations after meniscus surgery, patellofemoral realignment, articular cartilage procedures, and knee arthroplasty are discussed. Generously illustrated and heavily referenced, Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction and Other Knee Operations is a comprehensive resource for all medical professionals and support staff working with athletes and active patients looking to get back in the game with confidence.

Triathlon Medicine

Triathlon Medicine

Author: Sergio Migliorini Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2019

This book offers an ultimate clinical guide to all the medical issues related to triathlon - a very popular Olympic and international sport, and the most modern of all the endurance activities. Triathletes experience a range of environmental conditions and physiological demands, depending on the race, that must be taken into consideration when preparing for medical assistance. The book addresses in detail the topics of cardiovascular adaptations, overuse injuries, overtraining syndrome, endurance anaemia, nutrition and the physiological aspects associated with the discipline. It provides information on the training and technical aspects of the different distances in triathlon disciplines, with a special focus on safety in open-water swimming. Dedicated chapters also cover issues related to female, young, master and para-triathletes. Combining research perspectives with many years of experience practicing in the field, this book offers sport medicine physicians, orthopedists, physical therapists and coaches a comprehensive guide to the evaluation, treatment and prevention of all the overuse conditions and to improving athletes' performance.

Sports Nutrition for Health Professionals

Sports Nutrition for Health Professionals

Author: Natalie Digate Muth, Michelle Murphy Zive Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Instructor and Student Resources online -Redeem the access code, inside new, printed texts, to gain access. Resources include: Physiology animations. Online questions. Interactive case studies Features the unfolding case studies of six different clients to illustrate major nutritional principles and how they apply in practice, including a Series of assessments by a variety of health professions and self-administered tests designed to evaluate and optimize their nutritional status. Evaluating the Evidence boxes, in which students learn to think critically to understand, interpret, and use the results of peer-reviewed research studies. Speed Bumps-or review questions highlighting the major points of the preceding several paragraphs-to help students stop and comprehend what they just read A Key Points Summary at the end of each chapter that distills the main learning points from the chapter into a succinct list of critical take-home points. Addresses the role of nutrition in each major allied health profession and highlights its relevance to that field throughout the text. Develops the knowledge base practitioners need to educate their clients about the relationship between nutrition and exercise, including new foods, supplements, and special diets, as they relate to their particular scope of practice. Uses a consistent organization in each chapter to make learning easier, including learning objectives, Illustrations, summary of major points, and case-based, multiple-choice questions to assess progress.

Sports Injuries Your Illustrated Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

Sports Injuries Your Illustrated Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Brad Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2019

Everyone who plays sports experiences injuries. Many people never fully recover because they are not aware of what they can do to facilitate recovery. But there is no need to simply resign yourself to living with a sports injury. Author Brad Walker brings years of expertise - he works with elite-level and world-champion athletes, and lectures on injury prevention, to this fully updated and expanded edition of The Anatomy of Sports Injuries. The book takes a fundamental approach, bringing you inside the body to show exactly what is happening when a sports injury occurs. At the heart of The Anatomy of Sports Injuries are 300 full-colour anatomical illustrations that show the sports injury in detail, along with over 100 colour drawings of simple stretching, strengthening, and rehabilitation exercises that the reader can use to speed up the recovery process. The Anatomy of Sports Injuries is for every sports player or fitness enthusiast who has been injured and would like to know what the injury involves, how to rehabilitate the area, and how to prevent complications or injury in the future.

Physique, Fitness, and Performance

Physique, Fitness, and Performance

Author: Thomas Battinelli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Totally revised and updated, this second edition of the well-received Physique, Fitness, and Performance retains the unique integrated approach of its predecessor, examining the relationship of structure to function in human performance. Far surpassing the limited focus of standard exercise and fitness books, it combines the morphological study of physique relative to body structure, body size and body composition with the applied interaction of muscular, cardiovascular, motor, and metabolic system capacities, abilities, and skills developed and acquired through exercise and training programs. Establishing a background and history for the current prevalent interrelationships between physique and physical performance, the book begins by outlining the morphological, physical, motor, and metabolic component areas of study involved in physical training. Part One introduces the study of the structure-function relationships, relating body structure, size, and composition to fitness and physical performance. Part Two and Part Three present an overview of the quantitative and qualitative study of physical and physiological conditioning, motor learning, and motor control, specifically regarding the development of motor skill within general/open loop and specific/closed loop parameter guidelines. It also covers fatigue and its physiological and psychological effects on training processes. Part Four explores nutrition and the utilization of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins, and minerals during physical training. It includes an overview of lipids, lipoproteins, cholesterol, and atherosclerosis; dietary goals and guidelines; and risk factors relating to heart disease and obesity within health and fitness parameter guidelines. Finally, extensive appendices present the pertinent figures, tables, and forms used in evaluation and programming. Including chapter summaries, glossaries, and references, as well as detailed and extensive appendices for me

Nutritional Guidelines for Athletic Performance The Training Table

Nutritional Guidelines for Athletic Performance The Training Table

Author: Lemuel W. Taylor IV Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Knowing the basic nutrition requirements and combining them with proper training are the two most important factors for athletes to achieve peak performance levels. Nutritional Guidelines for Athletic Performance: The Training Table addresses these needs on a comprehensive basis from a training table perspective. Offering practical guidelines for practitioners and athletes, the book focuses on the key macronutrients that fuel daily metabolism and exercise training and explores differing needs for various athletes and their individual goals. Topics discussed include: General principles and physiology of caloric intake for all major macronutrients and how this pertains to both active and sedentary individuals Energy demands and nutritional requirements for strength-power athletes and elite competitors in endurance sports Protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, and mineral needs of athletes The importance of optimal fluid and hydration during exercise How to determine body weight for a desired body fat percentage, recommended calorie consumption, dietary suggestions, and useful meal planning tools for a wide variety of caloric needs The difference between energy intake and energy expenditure and how athletes can eat to build muscle, lose fat, and optimize performance Scientific strategies on how to time exercise and food intake to more effectively replenish glycogen, increase protein synthesis, and blunt protein degradation How the physiological changes that accompany aging change nutrient needs and guidelines for older athletes on maximizing performance and maintaining health Structuring a diet containing appropriate amounts of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) can be a daunting task. This text adequately addresses how athletes can do so in an effe

Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport

Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport

Author: Judy A. Driskell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Athletes, coaches, and recreationalists are continually seeking ways to maximize their competitive efforts in both exercise and sport, and from 5km runners to Olympians, most athletes recognize that good nutrition is as crucial to success as ongoing practice and regular exercise. Written and edited by top-notch nutrition and exercise authorities, Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport comprehensively covers the major nutritional concerns related to physical activity and the serious recreationalist and athlete, focusing on core questions in the growing field of sports nutrition. This valuable resource discusses the central roles macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) play in healthy nutrition. It includes practical considerations related to hydration, body weight, and the use of nutritional supplements as ergogenic aids. It also discusses the various athletic concerns athletes will likely face during different life stages, such as the young athlete, the pregnant athlete, and the aging athlete. Concise and extensively referenced, Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport provides the knowledge base athletes need to make well-informed dietary decisions, optimize overall health, and achieve personal performance success.

Sports Nutrition Fats and Proteins

Sports Nutrition Fats and Proteins

Author: Judy A. Driskell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

It is well known that fats, proteins, and carbohydrates are all energy-yielding nutrients that influence health and physical performance. Yet many recreational, collegiate, and professional athletes still consume more fats, saturated fats, and cholesterol than is recommended, as well as inappropriate amounts of proteins. What is needed is a nuts and bolts reference to guide athletes, coaches, and trainers to make educated choices when designing a diet to yield optimal performance. Sports Nutrition: Fats and Proteins is an up-to-date compilation of critical reviews on the influence of dietary and supplemental fats and proteins on physical performance. Each chapter is written by a recognized scientist with notable expertise in the area of fat or protein as it relates to exercise and sports. It provides a detailed introduction to sports nutrition with an emphasis on the influence of fats and proteins. Covering the quantity and types of fats that effect performance and health, the book includes a general chapter on total fats, saturated fats, and cholesterol, as well as chapters on specific supplements including omegas-3 and -6, medium-chain triglycerides, conjugated linoleic acid, wheat germ oil, and octacosonol. The book also focuses on proteins and the amounts, types, and combinations of selected supplements and their role in performance. Well-researched articles analyze whey, soy, and casein proteins; select amino acids such as creatine, glutamine, and branched-chain; and other beneficial supplements. The book concludes with a discussion of recommended intakes of the energy-yielding nutrients and, more importantly, recommended proportions of carbohydrates to fats to proteins. Armed with the valuable information found in Sports Nutrition: Fats and Proteins, sports nutritionists, fitness professionals, researchers, and the well-informed layman can create and tailor the appropriate diet to help them and others maximize performance and reach their h

Measurement of Human Locomotion

Measurement of Human Locomotion

Author: Vladimir Medved Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

The importance of measurements for the proper assessment of human locomotion is increasingly being recognized. The fields of application encompass both healthy and pathological locomotion as encountered in rehabilitation medicine, orthopedics, kinesiology, sports medicine, and the like. Measurement of Human Locomotion provides an up-to-date description of the instrument systems used for measurement of: kinematics of human movement; kinetic quantities experienced by the human body in contact with the ground; and, myoelectric changes associated with locomotor activity. Physical principles behind the operation of various measurement systems are emphasized, as well as signal processing issues that must be addressed in order to obtain and use quantitative measurement variables in biomechanics. The book explains how measurement data are acquired, processed and presented to the user in the environment of a modern, computer-based laboratory. The ultimate aim is to contribute to the processes of the diagnosis and treatment of locomotion disorders. The purpose of Measurement of Human Locomotion is to provide a concise but comprehensive presentation of the systems used for the measurement of human locomotion, with a view to the assessment and diagnosis of the phenomenon.

Orthopedic Manual Therapy An Evidence-Based Approach

Orthopedic Manual Therapy An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: Chad E. Cook Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

The Concussion Crisis in Sport

The Concussion Crisis in Sport

Author: Dominic (Loughborough University, UK) Malcolm Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2019

Concussion has become one of the most significant issues in contemporary sport. The life-changing impact of head injury and the possible threat that chronic traumatic encephalopathy poses to children and young athletes in particular is calling into question the long-term future of some of our most well-established sports. But what are the real issues behind the headlines and the public outcry, and what can and should be done to save sport from itself? This concise, provocative introduction draws on perspectives from sociology, medicine, ethics, psychology, and public health to answer these questions and more. The book explores the context in which the current cultural crisis has emerged. It assesses the current state of biomedical knowledge; the ethics of regulating for brain injury; the contribution of the social sciences to understanding the behaviour of sports participants; and the impact of public health interventions and campaigns. Drawing on the latest research evidence, the book explores the social roots of sport's concussion crisis and assesses potential future solutions that might resolve this crisis. This is essential reading for anybody with an interest in sport, from students and researchers to athletes, coaches, teachers, parents, policy-makers, and clinicians.