Any Given Monday: Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them for Athletes, Parents, and Coaches - Based on My Life in Sports Medicine

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 8, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 270 pages
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One of the most renowned sports surgeons in the country uses his extensive experience with athletes across all sports for the prevention and treatment of sports injuries—especially among young athletes.

From tennis elbow to severe trauma, Dr. James Andrews has treated countless sports injuries during his unparalleled medical career. An orthopedic surgeon, well known for performing Tommy John surgeries, and a consultant to some of the fiercest teams in college and professional sports, Dr. Andrews is the father of modern sports medicine and one of the most influential figures in the world of athletics. In Any Given Monday, he distills his practical wisdom and professional advice to combat a growing epidemic of injury among sports’ most vulnerable population: its young athletes.

Every year more than 3.5 million children will require medical treatment for sports-related injuries, the majority of which are avoidable through proper training and awareness. Any Given Monday is Dr. Andrews’s sport-by-sport guide to injury prevention and treatment, written specifically for the parents, grandparents, and coaches of young athletes. From identifying eating disorders to preventing career-ending ACL tears and concussions, Any Given Monday is a compendium of practical advice for every major sport, including football, gymnastics, judo, basketball, tennis, baseball, cheerleading, wrestling, and more. This invaluable guide reveals how young athletes can maximize their talent and maintain a lifetime of health both on the field and off.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1The Epidemic
3
Chapter 2What Is Sports Medicine?
13
Chapter 3Who I
23
Chapter 4The Doctor Recommends
37
Introduction
45
Chapter 5Baseball
53
Chapter 6Basketball
67
Chapter 8Cycling
81
Chapter 24Soccer
159
Chapter 25Softball
164
Chapter 26Swimming
174
Chapter 27Tennis
179
Chapter 28Volleyball
184
Chapter 29Water Polo
188
Chapter 30Wrestling
191
A Prescription for Change
197

Chapter 10Equestrian Sports
90
Chapter 12Figure Skating
98
Chapter 14Golf
108
Chapter 15Gymnastics
114
Chapter 16Hockey
120
Chapter 17InLine Skating and Skateboarding
125
Chapter 18Lacrosse
129
Chapter 19Martial Arts
134
Chapter 20Rowing
138
Chapter 21Rugby
142
Chapter 22Running
147
Chapter 23Skiing and Snowboarding
154
Introduction
199
Chapter 31Concussions and Emergency Action Plans EAP
200
Chapter 32Dynamic WarmUp Exercises
205
Chapter 33Debunking a Few Myths
208
Chapter 34Title IX and Youth Sports
216
Chapter 35The Future of Sports Medicine
221
Concluding Remarks
227
Chapter 36Adventures in Medicine
229
Chapter 37Faith Family and Success 239
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A Careers Worth of Thanks
253
Index
255
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Dr. James Andrews is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and a pioneer in arthroscopic surgery. Sports Illustrated recently named him as one of the top forty most influential people in the NFL. He is the team doctor for Auburn University, the University of Alabama, the Washington Redskins, and the Tampa Bay Rays. He graduated from the LSU School of Medicine in 1967 and is a founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Alabama and the Andrews Research and Education Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida; non-profit institutes dedicated to injury prevention, education, and research in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Don Yaeger is a former associate editor for Sports Illustrated. He is the author of seven books and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Under the Tarnished Dome and the critically acclaimed Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL.

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