World-class preparation and rehabilitation of the injured athlete integrates best practice in sports medicine and physical therapy with training and conditioning techniques based on cutting-edge sports science. In this ground-breaking new book, leading sports injury and rehabilitation professionals, strength and conditioning coaches, biomechanists and sport scientists show how this integrated model works in practice across the full spectrum of athlete care, from the prevention of sports injury to the assessment and treatment of injuries, and the design and implementation of effective rehabilitation programmes. Crucially, in every chapter, there is a sharp focus on return to performance, rather than just a return to play.
The book introduces evidence-based best practice in all the core functional and professional areas of sports injury prevention and management, including:
Every chapter is set up as a masterclass from world-leading practitioners from a range of elite sports teams, and is written to have real-world application. Chapters contain best practice protocols, procedures and specimen programmes designed for high performance, with examples drawn from a wide range of individual and team sports.
No other book examines rehabilitation in such detail from a high performance standpoint, and therefore Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation is essential reading for any course in sports injury, sports therapy or sports medicine, and for any clinician, physical therapist, coach or sport scientist working to prevent or rehabilitate sports injuries.
Part 1: The Performance Team 1. Reconditioning: A Performance-Based Response to Injury (Bill Knowles) 2. Strength and Conditioning in Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (Ben Rosenblatt) 3. Psychology in Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (Tig Calvert) 4. Nutrition in Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (Matt Lovell) Part 2: Athletic Competencies 5. Medical Assessment and Pre-Participation Evaluations (Mike Bundy + Lisa Hodges) 6. The Athletic and Injury Screening Process (David Joyce + Dan Lewindon) 7. Assessing the Kinetic Chain, Asymmetries and Compensations (Ian Prangley) 8. Assessing Athletic Qualities (Nick Winkleman) 9. Running Mechanics in Injury Prevention and Performance (Frans Bosch + John Izerman) 10. Landing Mechanics in Injury Prevention and Performance (Julie Steele + Jeremy Sheppard) 11. Throwing Mechanics in Injury Prevention and Performance (Mark Young + Steve Mccaig) 12. Core Stability in Injury Prevention and Performance (Gray Cook + Lee Burton) 13. Flexibility in Injury Prevention and Performance (Anthony Blazevich) Part 3: Injury Processes, Prevention and Return to Performance 14. Muscle Injury (Dan Lewindon) 15. Tendon Injury (Craig Ranson + David Joyce + Polly Mcguiggan) 16. Bone Injury (Henry Wajsweiner + Sophia Nimphius) 17. The Effect of Pain on Performance (David Joyce + David Butler) 18. Determining Return to Play (Phil Pask + Calvin Morriss) Part 4: Managing the Injured Athlete 19. The Athletic Neck (Kay Robinson) 20. The Athletic Shoulder (Ian Horsley + Ben Ashworth) 21. The Athletic Elbow (Mike Reinold + Adam Olsen) 22. The Athletic Spine (Angus Burnett + Peter O'Sullivan + Tim Mitchell) 23. The Athletic Hip and Groin (Enda King) 24. The Athletic Knee (Chris Mallac + David Joyce) 25. The Athletic Shin (Andrew Franklyn-Miller) 26. The Athletic Foot and Ankle (Dan Lewindon + David Joyce) Part 5: Managing the Training Athlete 27. The Integrated Approach to Managing the Season (Raph Brandon) 28. Monitoring Training Load (Stuart Cormack + Aaron Coutts) 29. Optimizing Athlete Recovery (Christian Cook + Liam Kilduff) 30. Environmental Stress (Chris Abbiss) Part 6: Special Considerations 31. The Developing Athlete (Ian Jeffreys) 32. The Female Athlete (Meg Stone + Travis Tripplet) 33. The Travelling Athlete (Shona Halson + Emidio Pacecca)