LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Sports injuries & medicine

See below for a selection of the latest books from Sports injuries & medicine category. Presented with a red border are the Sports injuries & medicine books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sports injuries & medicine books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Sports and Soft Tissue Injuries A Guide for Students and Therapists

Sports and Soft Tissue Injuries A Guide for Students and Therapists

Author: Christopher M. (Norris Health, Congleton, UK) Norris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2018

The fifth edition of the retitled Sports and Soft Tissue Injuries sharpens its focus on the treatment of sports injuries, providing the most complete evidence-based guide for physiotherapists, sports therapists and medical practitioners working with athletes. Opening with chapters that examine the underlying science of tissue healing and principles of rehabilitation, the book employs a systematic approach, with chapters covering each area of the body, from facial through to ankle and foot injuries. Every chapter includes in-depth discussion and guidance on the treatment of common sports injuries through physiotherapeutic modalities, drawing on the author's wealth of personal experience and the latest peer-reviewed research. A complete pedagogical resource, Sports and Soft Tissue Injuries is highly illustrated in full colour, and is an important text for students of sports therapy, physiotherapy, sport medicine and athletic training, interesting further reading for sport and exercise science or kinesiology students with an interest in sports injury, and a crucial reference for practicing physiotherapists and athletic trainers and the related disciplines.

Athletic Trainers' Guide to Sports Nutrition

Athletic Trainers' Guide to Sports Nutrition

Author: Damon Amato Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2018

An Athletic Trainer's Guide to Sports Nutrition fills the void of a subject area that is under-represented in current athletic trainer curriculums despite its importance in the field. Damon Amato has created a text that can be easily read and understood by health care professionals yet is in-depth enough to create a solid understanding of how the body works, making it easy to then pass on the information to athletes to help them eat ideally based on their specific sport, goal, and situation. Giving a physiology background is necessary to lay the foundation for understanding why certain recommendations in the text are given; however, only the necessary details are to focus on what is pertinent for athletic trainers to understand while advising athletes. Some topics covered inside include: Basics of human nutrition Disordered eating and eating disorders in athletes Supplements Eating optimally for injury recovery Nutrient timing Special situations An Athletic Trainer's Guide to Sports Nutrition gives athletic training clinicians and students the information and tools necessary to aid athletes in maintaining peak performance in nutrition, and fills the void left in the current athletic training curriculum.

Adaptive Sports Medicine A Clinical Guide

Adaptive Sports Medicine A Clinical Guide

Author: Arthur Jason De Luigi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2018

This first-of-its-kind text provides a comprehensive presentation and review of the unique aspects of adaptive sports medicine and adaptive athletes, who are increasingly active and prominent, not only individually and in local leagues and organizations but also in larger settings like the Paralympics. Divided into thematic sections, part one covers the history and natural course of the care, policies and laws that have been developed over the years for persons with disabilities, as well as the biomechanics and technology of wheelchair sports and adaptive sports prostheses. The medical considerations of the adaptive athlete comprise part two, including injury epidemiology, emergent care, and surgical and rehabilitative considerations. Part three, by far the most extensive section, discusses specific wheelchair and adaptive sports, including adaptive running, cycling, water sports and throwing sports, wheelchair basketball, softball and rugby, as well as adaptive combative and extreme sports. Selected topics, including event planning, advocacy and controversies such as doping, are covered in part four. A comprehensive yet practical text, Adaptive Sports Medicine is a go-to resource and will be an invaluable reference for any sports medicine or primary medicine practitioner working with this unique population.

The Adolescent Athlete A Practical Approach

The Adolescent Athlete A Practical Approach

Author: Lyle J. Micheli Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2018

This reader-friendly book takes a practical approach to caring for the adolescent athlete. Logically organized by joint, the book identifies both chronic and acute injuries in addition to congenital conditions. It details fundamentals, including basic anatomy, joint examination, and patient history. Emphasis is placed on the recognition of injury patterns unique to adolescent athletes and tables are incorporated throughout to assist with diagnosis. This book also highlights return to play guidelines and includes summary pearls. Anatomical photos, x-rays, and MRI scans illustrate all key concepts.

Alpine Skiing Injuries Prevention and Management

Alpine Skiing Injuries Prevention and Management

Author: Herbert Schoenhuber Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2018

This book provides detailed information on the different forms of injury that are associated with training for and participation in Alpine skiing, covering risk factors and epidemiology, incidence, injury patterns, and, above all, preventive strategies and current management approaches. Conditions addressed in individual chapters include concussion, traumatic dislocations due to high-energy trauma or inappropriate movements, overuse injuries resulting from dry-land training or skiing on snow, the fractures typically associated with present-day Alpine skiing accidents, and musculoskeletal disorders. The importance of a sound understanding of biomechanics and physiological systems for the design of suitable training protocols and trauma prevention is clearly explained, and in-depth information and guidance are provided on training and testing for elite skiers and return to sporting activity following injury. Among the other topics addressed in individual chapters are the relationship of changes in skiing equipment over recent decades to particular types of injury and the potential consequences of exposure to hypobaric hypoxia and other stressors at high altitude. The book will be of great value to all medical professionals who work with or care for Alpine skiers, as well as for trainers and the skiers themselves.

Sports Medicine Statistics, An Issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Statistics, An Issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine

Author: Joseph M. Hart, Stephen R. Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2018

This issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine, guest edited by Drs. Joe Hart and Stephen Thompson, will cover a variety of interesting topics surrounding Sports Medicine Statistics. Subjects covered include, but are not limited to: Fundamentals of Sports Analytics; Statistical considerations for injury prevention in sports medicine; Mixed model designs for sports medicine research; Clinical Trials in sports medicine: design and analyses; Novel approaches to data presentation; Innovation in analytics - new methods in sports medicine; Patient reported outcome measures in sports medicine; Administrative Databases in sports medicine; and Lessons from the MOON: How to perform multicenter research in sports medicine.

Muscle Injuries in Sport Athletes Clinical Essentials and Imaging Findings

Muscle Injuries in Sport Athletes Clinical Essentials and Imaging Findings

Author: Bernard Roger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2018

This book attempts to provide a comprehensive look at all of the pathologies of muscles that are likely to be encountered in treating sports-related injuries. Its purpose is to give the practitioner a guide for identifying injuries and choosing the best therapeutic strategy. The first part presents the consensus view of current knowledge: the physiology of lesions and their prognosis as well as their anatomy, clinical imaging, and treatment. Then each of the muscles is described in turn, with a review of anatomy, clinical examination, the results of imaging, and therapeutic choices for acute and chronic injuries. A major section is dedicated to imaging, with the emphasis on which diagnostic methods are best for specific injuries and how to use diagnostic imaging to determine the most suitable therapeutic strategies. Special care has been taken to provide high-quality illustrations that clearly show how to identify the lesion of the damaged muscle. A wealth of illustrations, many in color, are included. Finally, the book concludes with some clinical cases and technical notes relevant to treatment of sports-related muscle injuries.

Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Sports Medicine Surgery

Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Sports Medicine Surgery

Author: Dr. Frederick M., M.D. Azar Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2018

?This new quick-reference is the latest volume in the Illustrated Tips and Tricks series. You'll find succinct, precise information from a wide range of experts and prestigious institutions on tackling technical problems in sports medicine surgery. Drawings, operative photos, and videos are used liberally throughout the book to illustrate surgical techniques and provide a handy visual complement to the text. Features the latest surgical techniques, presented in a crisp, step-by-step style, and provides brief overviews of equipment, anesthesia, patient positioning, and other procedural elements. Designed for residents, fellows, and practicing orthopaedists-those in training or anyone who needs to brush up on the latest techniques. Covers common treatments for addressing bone and tendon injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, foot, and ankle. Numerous figures, precisely drawn to minute detail, pack each chapter. Concise, bulleted format makes for easy reading and quick absorption of material. Enhance Your eBook Reading Experience Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone. Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech.

Sports Emergency Care A Team Approach

Sports Emergency Care A Team Approach

Author: Robb Rehberg, Jeff G. Konin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2018

For more than a decade, Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach has filled a void in athletic training education on the subject of emergency care. Now, this updated Third Edition continues to pave the way to prepare athletic training students beyond traditional first aid training as well as providing specific information on emergency situations in sports for emergency medical services (EMS) professionals. In this updated Third Edition, Dr. Robb S. Rehberg and Dr. Jeff G. Konin, along with their 13 contributors, have created a resource that can be used in athletic training education programs as a core text in a sports emergency care course; a supplemental text in several courses that address immediate care within an athletic training education curriculum; and it can be used by EMS educators in developing continuing education programs for prehospital providers. Some of the topics included in the Third Edition: * Assessment of Sports Emergencies * Cardiovascular Emergencies * Management of Traumatic Brain Injury * Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries * Managing Mental Health Emergencies * Care of Athletes with Disabilities * Emergencies in Sports for the Aging Athlete Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom. Regardless of discipline, it is important for all health care providers caring for ill or injured athletes to be knowledgeable and proficient in managing sports emergencies. This ability can only be achieved through preparation and practice, and Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach, Third Edition continues to be a groundbreaking text that gives access to the essential resources health care providers need to address sports emergencies. This includes but is not limited to athletic trainers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and physicians.

Extreme Sports Medicine

Extreme Sports Medicine

Author: Francesco Feletti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2018

This technically oriented book on medicine as applied to extreme sports offers broad coverage of the field extending well beyond the usual focus on major trauma and acute injuries. In addition to the injuries and diseases associated with individual extreme sports, this book also addresses the topics of psychology, dermatology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases, physiology, nutrition, training, injury prevention strategies, rehabilitation, doping, treatment in hostile environments, and legal aspects. Innovative and less frequently considered topics are also discussed, such as recent advances in protective equipment and materials, the effects of exposure on whole-body vibration, and cold exposure risk management. More than 60 of the most authoritative experts from across the world have contributed to this book, drawing on their personal experiences and including practical examples whenever relevant. Both subject matter and illustrations have been selected with the utmost care, the latter including photographs of world-class athletes.The book's multidisciplinary approach to the subject ensures that it will be relevant to a wide readership.

The Young Tennis Player Injury Prevention and Treatment

The Young Tennis Player Injury Prevention and Treatment

Author: Alexis C. Colvin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2018

Presenting a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention and management of injuries to young tennis players, this unique book considers multiple factors contributing to the increasing numbers of such sports-related injuries, such as increased young athlete participation in tennis, the pre-professionalization of younger players and misconceptions surrounding treating children in the same manner as adults. Beginning with the essentials for developing tennis players and their physical and mental growth with the sport, the text then turns to prevention and management techniques and strategies covering the upper and lower extremities, shoulder and elbow, hip and knee, and spine, as well as other acute medical conditions. Further consideration is given to proper nutrition, strength and conditioning, and rehabilitation and return to play. Edited by clinicians directly involved in the care of young tennis players and including contributions from physical therapists, nutritionists, sports psychologists, and physicians, it is an invaluable and comprehensive resource for any professional seeing and treating young tennis players.

The Lower Limb Tendinopathies Etiology, Biology and Treatment

The Lower Limb Tendinopathies Etiology, Biology and Treatment

Author: Giannicola Bisciotti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

This book examines the subject of lower limb tendinopathy and is divided into two main parts: the first covers the general aspects of tendinopathy, while the second focuses on the specific condition in the lower limb. Each chapter has a clear structure: etiopathogenesis, clinical presentation, imaging, conservative and surgical treatment, and therapeutic indications, making it easy to read. Furthermore, the section on conservative treatment includes important practical application tools.