Physical Therapies in Sport and Exercise provides a wealth of evidence-based information with clear guidance on its application to practice. The text is structured in five sections:
- Section 1 reviews the anatomical structures involved: muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and bones.
- Section 2 discusses important general issues that need to be considered in sportsand exercise injury management: pain control, psychological factors, and outcome measures.
- Section 3 looks in detail at the injuries affecting different anatomical regions and joints: the thigh, ankle, shoulder, spine, etc.
- Section 4 deals with sport and exercise injury management in different groups: children, the elderly, athletes with disability, and women.
- Section 5 addresses medical issues involved and the use of imaging techniques and drugs in relation to the management of sports injuries.
SECTION 1: Management principles for musculoskeletal tissue in the physical therapies
2. Muscle. 3. Tendon. 4. Ligament. 5. Bone. 6. Nerves.
SECTION 2 Concepts in managing sport and exercise injuries
7. Motor control. 8. Pain. 9. Exercise-based conditioning and rehabilitation. 10. Psychology of injury and rehabilitation. 11. Screening for sport and exercise participation. 12. Clinical outcomes in sport and exercise participation. 13. Electrophysical agents in sport and exercise injury management.
SECTION 3 Regional sport and exercise injury management
14. Spine. 15. Shoulder. 16. Elbow. 17. Wrist and hand. 18. Pelvis, hip and groin. 19. Thigh. 20. Knee. 21. Patellofemoral joint. 22. Leg. 23. Foot and ankle.
SECTION 4 The role of sport and exercise physical therapies in active groups
24. Children and adolescents. 25. Older exercise participants. 26. The active female. 27. Athletes with disability.
SECTION 5 Medical considerations for rehabilitation practitioners in sport and exercise settings
28. Pharmacological agents in sport and exercise. 29. Medical imaging of injury. 30. Medical issues in sport and exercise.
Snyder-Mackler, Lynn Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate Program in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.