Managing the Injured Athlete - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702030048, 9780702045622

Managing the Injured Athlete

1st Edition

Assessment, Rehabilitation And Return to Play

Authors: Zoë Hudson Claire Small
Paperback ISBN: 9780702030048
eBook ISBN: 9780702045622
eBook ISBN: 9780702049026
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 26th July 2011
Page Count: 324

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Table of Contents

Section 1. Working in sport

Section 2. Assessment and diagnosis of the injured athlete

Section 3. Treatment and rehabilitation

Section 4. Returning to play

Section 5. Comprehensive player management




Managing the Injured Athlete is an innovative clinically-focused pocketbook which aims to support the clinician out in the field, helping answer clinical queries and solve problems when there may be nothing else to refer to. It focuses on developing the clinician’s clinical reasoning skills, recognizing that patterns of clinical presentation are the key to problem-solving and formulating a diagnosis.

As well as covering assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, the experienced authors discuss the clinician’s role within a team, athlete confidentiality, travelling with athletes, drugs and doping issues, working in different climates and return to play considerations. Throughout the pocketbook patterns of positive findings are given as a key to indicate how frequently clinicians can expect to come across certain subjective and objective markers for a given condition.

Key Features

  • Starts from the point of subjective and objective examination – assessment not diagnosis
  • Highlighted evidence points to solid literature supporting the intervention described
  • Clinical Tips and Further Reading
  • Case studies demonstrate principles of injury rehabilitation in practice
  • Handy, durable format small enough to use in the field and for quick reference


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About the Authors

Zoë Hudson Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London; Editor, Physical Therapy in Sport Academic Department of Sports and Exercise Science

Claire Small Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Pure Sports Medicine, London, UK