Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Integrating Medicine and Science for Performance Solutions

Edited by David Joyce, Daniel Lewindon

© 2016 – Routledge

452 pages

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About the Book

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:

  • The performance framework for rehabilitation
  • End-stage rehabilitation, testing and training for a return to performance
  • Performance frameworks for medical and injury screening
  • The psychology of injury and rehabilitation
  • Developing core stability and flexibility
  • Assessment of training and rehabilitation loads
  • Performance retraining of muscle, tendon and bone injuries
  • Recovery from training and rehabilitation
  • The influence of pain on performance
  • Running, throwing and landing mechanics and their contribution to injury and performance

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.

Table of Contents

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)

About the Editors

David Joyce is an athletic performance and rehabilitation specialist who has worked at the highest levels of world sport and with multiple national, world and Olympic champions. He holds Masters degrees in both sports physiotherapy and strength and conditioning and has worked at two Olympic Games as a physiotherapist and performance coach (with Team Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and with Team China at the 2012 Olympics in London). He has also worked in elite rugby (Western Force, Hull FC and Saracens) and football (Blackburn Rovers and Galatasaray SK). He is the co-editor and key contributor of High Performance Training for Sports, presents internationally on high-performance management and injury rehabilitation,and lectures on the Masters of Strength and Conditioning course at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. David is currently the Head of Athletic Performance at the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League and lives in Sydney, Australia.

Dan Lewindon graduated with a BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy from Nottingham University in 2000. He spent three years working in the National Health Service, gaining experience in all aspects of physiotherapy, before seeking expertise in his chosen field of sports medicine. Dan joined Northampton Saints RFC in 2003, working full time with the Senior Team and progressing to the Lead role in 2008. He completed an MSc in sports medicine at Queen Mary's University of London in 2007 and a second MSc in exercise science (strength and conditioning) at Edith Cowan University in Australia in 2011. Dan was appointed Physiotherapist for the England Senior Rugby Team in 2009 and now works with them full time. Dan is the co-editor and key contributor to High Performance Training for Sports andthrough his work has developed particular interest and expertise in lower limb and soft tissue injury and rehabilitation. Dan has lectured internationally in injury screening, rehabilitation and prevention strategies, and lives in Market Harborough, England.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine