Key Features

  • Aligned to the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice to help learn how to work with athletes' injuries and help them make a physical comeback while following best practices.
  • Incorporation of muscle physiology demonstrates it as the basis for athlete's exercise prescription.
  • Coverage of pathophysiology of overuse injuries illustrates the damage to the musculoskeletal system.
  • Inclusion of treatment and training approaches for athletic rehabilitation shows how to restore the musculoskeletal system back to full flexibility, strength, power, and endurance.
  • Evidence-based clinical application boxes found throughout the book cite key studies and provide real-world application to a clinical setting.
  • Extensive photographs show hands-on demonstrations of important rehabilitation techniques, helping the cinician to accurately apply them during treatment.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Basic Science of Soft Tissues

Chapter 1: Basic Science of Ligaments and Tendons Related to Rehabilitation

Section 2: Muscle Physiology: The Foundation for Exercise Prescription

Chapter 2: Understanding Muscle Contraction

Chapter 3: Anaerobic Metabolism During Exercise

Chapter 4: Aerobic Metabolism During Exercise

Section 3: Muscle Fatigue, Muscle Damage, and Overtraining Concepts

Chapter 5: Muscle Fatigue

Chapter 6: Muscle Damage

Chapter 7: Physiological Effects of Overtraining and Detraining

Section 4: Pathophysiology of Overuse Injury in the Athlete

Chapter 8: Pathophysiology of Injury to the Overhead Throwing Athlete

Chapter 9: The Anatomy of the Core—Muscle Imbalance Pathophysiology

Chapter 10: From the Core to the Floor—Overuse Injury

Section 5: Core Evaluation: Sports-Specific Testing

Chapter 11: Evaluation of Glenohumeral Joint in Overhead Throwing Athlete

Chapter 12: How to Evaluate the Core

Section 6: Physiological Basis of Exercise Specific to Sport

Chapter 13: Strength Training Concepts in the Athlete

Chapter 14: Plyometrics

Chapter 15: Neuromuscular Training

Chapter 16: Manual Therapy: Mobilization, Manipulation of the Spine and Extremeties

Section 7: Special Considerations for the Athlete

Chapter 17: Nutrition for the Athlete

Appendix A: Pathophysiology of the Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot and Ankle Overuse Injuries

Appendix B: Surgical Considerations for the Athlete

Glossary

Details

No. of pages:
368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9781416065494
eBook ISBN:
9781455757015
Print ISBN:
9780443066429

About the author

Robert Donatelli

Affiliations and Expertise

National Director, Sports Specific Rehabilitation; Developer, Strengthen Your Game Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement Programs for Athletes, Las Vegas, NV