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Sports Biomechanics
Reducing Injury and Improving Performance

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ISBN 9780203474563
Published September 11, 2002 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

This advanced text is the companion volume to Introduction to Sports Biomechanics, also written by Roger Bartlett. Focussing on third year undergraduate and postgraduate topics the text explores sports injury in relation to biomechanics.

Part One presents a detailed examination of sports injury, including the properties of biological materials, mechanisms of injury occurrence, risk reduction, and the estimation of forces in biological structures.

Part Two concentrates on the biomechanical enhancement of sports performance and covers in detail the analysis of sports technique, statistical and mathematical modelling of sports movements, and the feedback of results to improve performance.

Each chapter feature an introduction, summary, references, example exercises and suggestions for further reading, making this an invaluable textbook for students who wish to specialize in sports biomechanics or sports injury and rehabilitation.

Table of Contents

Section One: Biomechanical analysis and optimisation of sports techniques. Aspects of biomechanical analysis of sports performance. Biomechanical optimisation of sports techniques. Mathematical models of sports motions. Feedback and communication of model results.Section Two: Biomechanics of musculoskeletal injury. Injuries in sport. Properties of materials. Calculating the loads. Biomechanical factors affecting sports injury.

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