A guide to sports medicine, covering the diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries. This book adopts a symptom-oriented approach and uses multidisciplinary methods of treatment. It also examines: fundamental principles of sports medicine; enhancement of sports performance; and management of medical problems.
"Best Sports Medicine Book I've Ever Used! August 22, 2001; Reviewer: A reader from Vancouver, B.C. Canada; The Second edition of Clinical Sports Medicine is the best reference book I have come across as an athletic therapist and professional fitness and lifestyle consultant. I find it very easy to navigate with great illustrations and information. The references are all very recent and evidence-based so you feel confident in following the authors' recommendations. It is particularly good value at 67 US dollars - most hardcover books of this size are about twice that price. The corresponding website has updated information, including relevant published papers, which I find quite helpful also. These authors have really done a fabulous job of classifying sports medicine information in a logical and easy-to-use format. I highly recommend it to anyone in the sports, fitness, and/or health fields! 2nd edition already a big hit, November 27, 2000; Reviewer: Karim Khan from Vancouver, BC Canada; Author review; The 2nd edition (2001) is now readily available worldwide. It contains 7 new chapters and every chapter has been fully updated. It contains practical guidelines for shoulder pain management (with Ben Kibler), new management of anterior knee pain (with Jenny McConnell) and guidelines as to how to teach pelvic stability for patients in treatment of back pain. It includes a complete update of management of tendon injuries incorporating recent advances in treatment (with Jill Cook, Hakan Alfredson, etc). Medical chapters include updates on drugs in sport, managing heat illness and ethics in sport. Large, practical chapters describe sports medicine care for the female athlete, the pediatric athlete, the disabled athlete and seniors. This 918 page hardcover 2nd edition, with over 900 illustrations, is extremely good value. We would argue the best value of any clinical sports medicine text, and this is reflected by this edition selling almost 10,000 copies already. The New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine recently reviewed this edition and said 'The world's best sports medicine book just got better'....Check it out for yourself! Excellent practical book for clinicians, June 28, 2000; Reviewer: A reader from seatle, USA; This very practical book that uses symptom-oriented chapters to provide very helpful guidance to anyone who sees sports medicine patients. It is useful for physical therapists (like me) but my colleagues who are doctors and masseurs also use it. I thoroughly recommend it and find its illustrations of physical examination particularly useful.
Foreword to the first edition Preface Acknowledgments The authors The contributors Part A Fundamental principles 1. Sports medicine: the team approach 2. Sports injuries 3. Pain: where is it coming from 4. Beware: conditions masquerading as sports injuries 5. Biomechanics of common sporting injuries 6. Principles of injury prevention 7. Principles of diagnosis 8. Principles of treatment 9. Principles of rehabilitation Part B Regional problems 10. Concussion in sport 11. Headache 12. Facial injuries 13. Neck pain 14. Shoulder pain 15. Elbow and forearm pain 16. Wrist and hand pain 17. Thoracic and chest pain 18. Low back pain 19. Buttock pain 20. Hip and groin pain 21. Anterior thigh pain 22. Posterior thigh pain 23. Acute knee injuries 24. Anterior knee pain 25. Lateral, medial and posterior knee pain 26. Shin pain 27. Calf pain 28. Pain in the Achilles region 29. Acute ankle injuries 30. Ankle pain 31. Foot pain 32. The patient with longstanding symptoms BRPart C Enhancing sport performance 33. Maximizing performance: nutrition 34. Maximizing performance: psychology Part D Special groups of participants 35. The younger athlete 36. The female athlete 37. The older athlete 38. The disabled athlete Part E Management of medical problems 39. Sporting emergencies 40. Cardiovascular symptoms during exercise 41. Respiratory symptoms during exercise 42. Gastrointestinal symptoms during exercise 43. Diabetes mellitus 44. The athlete with epilepsy Conclusion