Physical Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete

4th Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Authors: James Andrews Gary Harrelson Kevin Wilk
Print ISBN: 9781437724110
eBook ISBN: 9781455737444
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 25th January 2012
Page Count: 632


Physical Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete is a medical reference book that equips you to apply today’s hottest strategies in non-operative sports rehabilitation, so you can help your patients return to play as quickly and fully as possible.

Key Features

  • Send your players back to the field fast with the latest strategies in non-operative sports rehabilitation.
  • Get balanced, dependable guidance on sports rehabilitation from a multidisciplinary author team that contributes perspectives from orthopaedics and sports medicine, athletic training, and physical therapy.

Table of Contents

Section I: Foundational Concepts in Rehabilitation

1 Psychological Factors in Rehabilitation

2 Physiological Factors in Rehabilitation

3 Developing Treatment Pathways

4 Principles of Rehabilitation

5 Measurement in Rehabilitation

6 Range of Motion and Flexibility

7 Principles of Rehabilitation for Muscle and Tendon Injuries

8 Therapeutic Modalities as an Adjunct to Rehabilitation

9 Rehabilitation Considerations for the Female Athlete

10 Biomechanical Implications in Shoulder and Knee Rehabilitation

11 Aquatic Rehabilitation

Section II: Upper Extremity

12 Shoulder Rehabilitation

13 Rehabilitation of Elbow Injuries

14 Rehabilitation of Wrist and Hand Injuries

Section III: Spine

15 Temporomandibular Joint

16 Cervical Spine Rehabilitation

17 Low Back Rehabilitation

Section IV: Lower Extremity

18 Rehabilitation of Thigh Injuries

19 Knee Rehabilitation

20 Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot Rehabilitation

21 Clinical Gait Assessment

Section V: Restoration of Athletic Performance

22 Functional Movement Assessment

23 Functional Training and Advanced Rehabilitation

24 Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control

25 Application of Isokinetics in Testing and Rehabilitation

26 Plyometric Training and Drills


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About the Author

James Andrews

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA; Chairman, American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL

Gary Harrelson

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Education Program, The University of Alabama; Manager, Educational Services and Technology, DCH Regional Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL

Kevin Wilk

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Programs in Physical Therapy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA; Clinical Director, Champion Sports Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA; Vice President, Education, Benchmark Medical Inc., Malvern, PA, USA; Director of Rehabilitation Research, American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL, USA