5th Edition

Sports and Soft Tissue Injuries A Guide for Students and Therapists

    658 Pages
    by Routledge

    658 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    1. Healing

    2. Rehabilitation Science

    3. The Hip Joint

    4. The Knee

    5. The Shin

    6. The Ankle

    7. The Foot

    8. The Lumbar Spine

    9. The Thorax and Thoracic Spine

    10. The Cervical Spine

    11. The Face and Head

    12. The Shoulder

    13. The Elbow

    14. The Wrist and Hand


    Christopher M. Norris is a Chartered Physiotherapist (MCSP) and runs his own physiotherapy practice, Norris Health, in Cheshire, UK. He gained an MSc in Exercise Science from the University of Liverpool, UK, and a PhD on spinal rehabilitation from Staffordshire University, UK. He also holds postgraduate certification in Occupational Health, Orthopaedic Medicine and Medical Education.