MMA is one of the world’s fastest-growing sports. The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries offers professional and amateur fighters and fans alike the sound professional advice they need to prevent and treat injuries, find a good training camp and partners, train smarter — not harder — and choose the right equipment. Dr. Jonathan Gelber translates complicated medical topics into a guide full of practical, easy-to-follow information, complete with step-by-step photos and diagrams. From joint injuries to preventing infection, from muscle strains to the hot topic of head injuries and concussions, Dr. Gelber outlines all the need-to-know details.
Featuring advice from more than 40 UFC Hall of Famers and champions, as well as many of MMA’s top athletes and elite trainers, The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries is a must-have for anyone serious about today’s fight game.
Jonathan Gelber, M.D., M.S., received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and a Masters degree in biomedical engineering from Columbia University. He was trained in orthopedic surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. A life-long interest in combative sports has led him to a black belt in Shito-Ryu Karate, a blue belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and to become the founder of both FightMedicine.net and the Mixed Martial Arts Research Society. He has written numerous articles for MMA websites and magazines. He lives in New York.