Key Features

  • Emphasis on individual sports and their affect on the spine.
  • Section on disabled athletes, pediatrics and geriatrics.
  • Experts in the field express personal experiences based on their specialties - spine surgeons, non-operative spine physicians, and therapists.

Table of Contents

Section 1 General spine fitness and preparation for sports
Chapter 1 Principles of Spine Fitness in the Athlete
Section 2 Age related changes of the spine in the athlete
Chapter 2 Common spinal disorders in the young athlete
Chapter 3 Spine problems in the older athlete
Section 3 Sports-specific spine disorders and maintenance
Chapter 4 Running
Chapter 5 Spine Injuries in Racquet Sports
Chapter 6 Spine Injuries in Volleyball
Chapter 7 Biomechanics of Weight Lifting
Chapter 8 The Spine and Bicycling: New Perspectives
Chapter 9 Football Injuries
Chapter 10 Basketball and the Spine
Chapter 11 Gymnastics and Spine Injuries
Chapter 12 Sports for Athletes with Physical Disabilities
Chapter 13 The martial arts: Biomechanical Principles, Injury Prevention, and Rehabilitation


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© 2005
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About the authors

Ted Lennard

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute, Springfield, MO

H. Mark Crabtree

Affiliations and Expertise

Neurosurgical Physician, Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute, Springfield, MO, USA