Physical Therapies in Sport and Exercise

2nd Edition


  • Print ISBN 9780443103513

Key Features

  • Fully referenced and research based
  • International team of experts are contributors
  • Applied/practical approach

Table of Contents

1. The role of the physical therapies in sport, exercise and physical activity.

SECTION 1: Management principles for musculoskeletal tissue in the physical therapies

2. Muscle. 3. Tendon. 4. Ligament. 5. Bone. 6. Nerves.

SECTION 2 Concepts in managing sport and exercise injuries

7. Motor control. 8. Pain. 9. Exercise-based conditioning and rehabilitation. 10. Psychology of injury and rehabilitation. 11. Screening for sport and exercise participation. 12. Clinical outcomes in sport and exercise participation. 13. Electrophysical agents in sport and exercise injury management.

SECTION 3 Regional sport and exercise injury management

14. Spine. 15. Shoulder. 16. Elbow. 17. Wrist and hand. 18. Pelvis, hip and groin. 19. Thigh. 20. Knee. 21. Patellofemoral joint. 22. Leg. 23. Foot and ankle.

SECTION 4 The role of sport and exercise physical therapies in active groups

24. Children and adolescents. 25. Older exercise participants. 26. The active female. 27. Athletes with disability.

SECTION 5 Medical considerations for rehabilitation practitioners in sport and exercise settings

28. Pharmacological agents in sport and exercise. 29. Medical imaging of injury. 30. Medical issues in sport and exercise.


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Churchill Livingstone
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About the editors

Gregory Kolt

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown Campus, Penrith, Australia

Lynn Snyder-Mackler

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate Program in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE