Key Features

  • Includes a FREE CD-ROM packed with essential forms, images downloadable to PowerPoint, and easily printed patient education guidelines including, general fluid intake for before, during and after exercise, general nutrition recommendations for endurance events, pre-marathon training schedule for athletes, and more.
  • Covers practical issues in primary care to give you information you need all of the time.
  • Demonstrates the mechanism of injury and its treatment with exquisite illustrations.
  • Contains boxes and tables to give you immediate access to key information.
  • Incorporates coverage of adolescent sports medicine from Dr Lyle S. Micheli, the world's leading expert on this topic.
  • Contains chapters addressing hot topics such as, The role of diet and nutritional supplements, Aquatic rehabilitation, Return to training and competition, and more.

Table of Contents

Section I - General Concepts

Sports Medicine: a Definition

Principles of Exercise Physiology and Conditioning

Environmental Factors and Sports Performance

The Role of Diet and Nutritional Supplements

Special Considerations in the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete

Special Considerations in the Female Athlete

Special Considerations in the Older Athlete

Special Considerations in the Disabled Athlete

Performance Enhancing Drugs

Traveling with Sports Teams

General Medical Problems of the Athlete

Section II – Principles of Injury Care and Rehabilitation

Epidemiology of Athletic Injuries

Field Evaluation of the Injured Athlete

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Imaging

Prescribing Medications for Pain and Inflammation

Rehabilitation of the Athlete

Physical Medicine and Modalities

Orthotics for Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Injections and Other Therapeutic Procedures

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine in the Athlete

Aquatic Rehabilitation

Return to Training and Competition

Section III – Specific Injuries by Anatomical Location



Shoulder and Arm

Wrist and Hand

Mid and Low Back









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About the authors

Walter Frontera

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Physiology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Peurto Rico; Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of PM&R

Lyle Micheli

Affiliations and Expertise

Director Division of Sports Medicine, Associate in Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Children's Hospital; Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Stanley Herring

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor, Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, and Neurological Surgery, Haborview Medical Center; Director of Sports, Spine and Orthopaedic Health, University of Washington Medicine; Co-medical Director, Seattle Sports Concussion Program, Seattle, Washington

Julie Silver

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts