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Sports-Specific Rehabilitation

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.

Paperback, 368 Pages

Published: October 2006

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06642-9


  • 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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