The Anatomy of Sports Injuries

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-12-11
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
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Everyone who plays sports experiences injuries. Many people never fully recover because they're not aware of what they can do to facilitate recovery. But there's no need to simply resign yourself to "living with" a sports injury. InThe Anatomy of Sports Injuries,author Brad Walker brings years of expertisehe works with elite-level and world-champion athletes, and lectures on injury preventionto this how-to guide. The book takes a fundamental approach, bringing you inside the body to show exactly what is happening when a sports injury occurs. At the heart ofThe Anatomy of Sports Injuriesare 300 full-color illustrations that show the sports injury in detail, along with 200 line drawings of simple stretching, strengthening, and rehabilitation exercises that the reader can use to speed up the recovery process.The Anatomy of Sports Injuriesis for every sports player or fitness enthusiast who has been injured and would like to know what the injury involves, how to rehabilitate the area, and how to prevent complications or injury in the future.

Author Biography

Brad Walker is a prominent Australian sports trainer with more than 20 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry. He is a Health Science graduate of the University of New England and has postgraduate accreditations in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching. He also works with elite level and world champion athletes and lectures for Sports Medicine Australia on injury prevention.

Walker founded Walkerbout Health in 1995 in response to a steadily increasing occurrence of sports-related injury. The company has moved from providing fitness and sports coaching services that specialize in injury prevention and rehabilitation, to now providing the same services via the publication of educational products such as books, videos, DVD's, newsletters, and e-books. He lives in Queensland, Australia.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Explanation of Sports Injuryp. 7
What Constitutes a Sports Injury?p. 8
What is Affected in a Sports Injury?p. 8
Is the Sports Injury Acute or Chronic?p. 11
How Are Sports Injuries Classified?p. 11
How Are Sprain and Strain Injuries Classified?p. 12
Sports Injury Preventionp. 13
Warm-upp. 14
Cool-downp. 17
The FITT Principlep. 19
Overtrainingp. 20
Fitness and Skill Developmentp. 22
Stretching and Flexibilityp. 33
Facilities, Rules, and Protective Devicesp. 42
Sports Injury Treatment and Rehabilitationp. 43
Introduction to Sports Injury Managementp. 44
Regaining the Fitness Componentsp. 48
Sports Injuries of the Skinp. 53
Cuts, Abrasions, Chafingp. 55
Sunburnp. 56
Frostbitep. 57
Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)p. 59
Blistersp. 60
Corns, Calluses, Plantar Warts (Verrucae)p. 61
Sports Injuries of the Head and Neckp. 63
Head Concussion, Contusion, Haemorrhage, Fracturep. 65
Neck Strain, Fracture, Contusionp. 67
Cervical Nerve Stretch Syndromep. 68
Whiplash (Neck Sprain)p. 69
Wryneck (Acute Torticollis)p. 71
Slipped Disc (Acute Cervical Disc Disease)p. 73
Pinched Nerve (Cervical Radiculitis)p. 74
Spur Formation (Cervical Spondylosis)p. 75
Teethp. 77
Eyep. 78
Earp. 79
Nosep. 80
Sports Injuries of the Hands and Fingersp. 81
Metacarpal Fracturesp. 83
Thumb Sprain (Ulnar Collateral Ligament)p. 84
Mallet Finger (Long Extensor Tendon)p. 85
Finger Sprainp. 87
Finger Dislocationp. 88
Hand/Finger Tendinitisp. 89
Sports Injuries of the Wrists and Forearmp. 91
Wrist and Forearm Fracturep. 93
Wrist Sprainp. 94
Wrist Dislocationp. 95
Carpal Tunnel Syndromep. 97
Ulnar Tunnel Syndromep. 98
Wrist Ganglion Cystp. 100
Wrist Tendinitisp. 101
Sports Injuries of the Elbowp. 103
Elbow Fracturep. 105
Elbow Sprainp. 106
Elbow Dislocationp. 107
Triceps Brachii Tendon Rupturep. 109
Tennis Elbowp. 110
Golfer's Elbowp. 111
Thrower's Elbowp. 113
Elbow Bursitisp. 114
Sports Injuries of the Shoulder and Upper Armp. 115
Fracture (Collar Bone, Humerus)p. 117
Dislocation of the Shoulderp. 119
Shoulder Subluxationp. 121
Acromioclavicular Separationp. 122
Sternoclavicular Separationp. 123
Biceps Brachii Tendon Rupturep. 125
Biceps Brachii Bruisep. 126
Muscle Strain (Biceps Brachii, Chest)p. 127
Impingement Syndromep. 129
Rotator Cuff Tendinitisp. 130
Shoulder Bursitisp. 131
Bicipital Tendinitisp. 133
Pectoral Muscle Insertion Inflammationp. 134
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)p. 135
Sports Injuries of the Back and Spinep. 137
Muscle Strain of the Backp. 139
Ligament Sprain of the Backp. 140
Thoracic Contusionp. 141
Slipped Disc (Herniated or Ruptured)p. 143
Bulging Discp. 144
Stress Fracture of the Vertebrap. 145
Sports Injuries of the Chest and Abdomenp. 147
Broken (Fractured) Ribsp. 149
Flail Chestp. 151
Abdominal Muscle Strainp. 154
Sports Injuries of the Hips, Pelvis, and Groinp. 155
Hip Flexor Strainp. 157
Hip Pointerp. 158
Avulsion Fracturep. 159
Groin Strainp. 160
Osteitis Pubisp. 162
Stress Fracturep. 163
Piriformis Syndromep. 165
Iliopsoas Tendinitisp. 167
Tendinitis of the Adductor Musclesp. 168
Snapping Hip Syndromep. 169
Trochanteric Bursitisp. 171
Sports Injuries of the Hamstrings and Quadricepsp. 173
Femur Fracturep. 175
Quadriceps Strainp. 177
Hamstring Strainp. 178
Thigh Bruise (Contusion)p. 179
Iliotibial Band Syndromep. 181
Quadriceps Tendinitisp. 183
Sports Injuries of the Kneep. 185
Medial Collateral Ligament Sprainp. 187
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Sprainp. 188
Meniscus Tearp. 189
Bursitisp. 191
Knee Synovial Plicap. 192
Osgood-Schlatter Syndromep. 193
Osteochondritis Dissecansp. 195
Patellofemoral Pain Syndromep. 196
Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper's Knee)p. 197
Chondromalacia Patellae (Runner's Knee)p. 199
Subluxing Knee Capp. 200
Sports Injuries of the Lower Legp. 201
Fractures (Tibia, Fibula)p. 203
Calf Strainp. 205
Achilles Tendon Strainp. 206
Achilles Tendinitisp. 207
Medial Tibial Pain Syndrome (Shin Splints)p. 209
Stress Fracturep. 210
Anterior Compartment Syndromep. 211
Sports Injuries of the Anklep. 213
Ankle Sprainp. 215
Ankle Fracturep. 216
Posterior Tibial Tendinitisp. 217
Peroneal Tendon Subluxationp. 219
Peroneal Tendinitisp. 220
Osteochondritis Dissecansp. 222
Supinationp. 223
Pronationp. 224
Sports Injuries of the Footp. 225
Fracture of the Footp. 227
Retrocalcaneal Bursitisp. 228
Stress Fracturep. 229
Flexor and Extensor Tendinitisp. 231
Morton's Neuromap. 233
Sesamoiditisp. 234
Bunionsp. 236
Hammer Toep. 237
Turf Toep. 238
Claw Foot (Pes Cavus)p. 240
Plantar Fasciitisp. 241
Heel Spurp. 242
Black Nail (Subungual Haematoma)p. 243
Ingrown Toenailp. 244
Glossary of Termsp. 245
Resourcesp. 252
Indexp. 253
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