Sports-Specific Rehabilitation

By

  • Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT, OCS, National Director, Sports Specific Rehabilitation; Developer, Strengthen Your Game Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement Programs for Athletes, Las Vegas, NV

A comprehensive resource for focusing on returning injured athletes to their optimal performance! This book discusses exercise principles; muscle fatigue, muscle damage, and overtraining concepts; pathophysiology of overuse injuries; core evaluation in sports-specific testing; physiological basis of exercise specific to sport; and special considerations for the athlete. Secial features such as evidence-based clinical application boxes provide the reader with a solid body of research upon which to base their practice.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06642-9


Table of Contents

Section 1: Basic Science of Soft Tissues

Chapter 1: Basic Science of Ligaments and Tendons Related to Rehabilitation

Section 2: Muscle Physiology: The Foundation for Exercise Prescription

Chapter 2: Understanding Muscle Contraction

Chapter 3: Anaerobic Metabolism During Exercise

Chapter 4: Aerobic Metabolism During Exercise

Section 3: Muscle Fatigue, Muscle Damage, and Overtraining Concepts

Chapter 5: Muscle Fatigue

Chapter 6: Muscle Damage

Chapter 7: Physiological Effects of Overtraining and Detraining

Section 4: Pathophysiology of Overuse Injury in the Athlete

Chapter 8: Pathophysiology of Injury to the Overhead Throwing Athlete

Chapter 9: The Anatomy of the Core—Muscle Imbalance Pathophysiology

Chapter 10: From the Core to the Floor—Overuse Injury

Section 5: Core Evaluation: Sports-Specific Testing

Chapter 11: Evaluation of Glenohumeral Joint in Overhead Throwing Athlete

Chapter 12: How to Evaluate the Core

Section 6: Physiological Basis of Exercise Specific to Sport

Chapter 13: Strength Training Concepts in the Athlete

Chapter 14: Plyometrics

Chapter 15: Neuromuscular Training

Chapter 16: Manual Therapy: Mobilization, Manipulation of the Spine and Extremeties

Section 7: Special Considerations for the Athlete

Chapter 17: Nutrition for the Athlete

Appendix A: Pathophysiology of the Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot and Ankle Overuse Injuries

Appendix B: Surgical Considerations for the Athlete

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