Sports Injuries Guidebook

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Robert S. Gotlin
Human Kinetics, Sep 4, 2019 - Sports injuries - 400 pages
Injuries happen, and when they do, athletes and coaches need to have access to quick support. With Sports Injuries Guidebook, Second Edition, you will be equipped with the information you need for sports injury identification and return-to-play guidelines.

Dr. Robert Gotlin, a former medical consultant to the New York Knicks, the New York Liberty, the New York Yankees, and the New Jersey Nets, has assembled 24 top specialists in sports medicine to create an authoritative guide covering more than 150 common sports injuries, including the following:
  • Concussions
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Knee injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • IT band syndrome
  • Shin splits
Chapters cover injuries for most body regions and include anatomical drawings of the injured area, a description of common causes, identification clues, an explanation of symptoms, immediate treatment options, and guidelines for returning to action.

This second edition also features new chapters explaining how and why injuries happen, as well as different types of injection therapies and when they may be most beneficial. You'll also learn how to prevent injuries from occurring in the first place with proper conditioning, body maintenance, and nutrition.

With high-quality illustrations and a user-friendly format, Sports Injuries Guidebook will arm you with the expert guidance you need to understand injuries and get back in the game.

CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Sports Injuries Guidebook, Second Edition Online CE Exam, may be purchased separately or as part of the Sports Injuries Guidebook, Second Edition With CE Exam, package that includes both the book and the exam.
 

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Contents

Biomechanics of Function and Injury
1
Body Maintenance Conditioning Strengthening and Injury Prevention
29
Injury Types Assessment and Management
47
Concussions and Head Injuries
75
Neck and Cervical Spine Injuries
89
Shoulder Injuries
103
Arm and Elbow Injuries
127
Wrist and Hand Injuries
155
Knee Injuries
261
LowerLeg and Ankle Injuries
285
Foot and Toe Injuries
303
Complementary and Integrative Health and Sports Injuries
327
Injection Therapy and Biologics
339
Works Consulted
346
Index
366
About the Editor
373

Chest and Abdominal Injuries
181
Back Injuries
199
Hip Injuries
217
Thigh and Hamstring Injuries
245
About the Contributors
374
Ad
380
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About the author (2019)

Robert S. Gotlin, DO, is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is an academic and clinical authority in the subspecialty of orthopedic and sports medicine and rehabilitation. His medical school training was at the Southeastern University of the Health Sciences in Miami, Florida, after which he had his internship at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center and his residency training at the Mount Sinai Hospital, both in New York City. His interests include sports injuries, back pain, running injuries, tailbone pain, youth sports, and exercise prescription. He has written extensively and has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics.

Gotlin frequently appears in the media, on radio, television, and in print. He hosted the Dr. Rob Says . . . Sports Health and Fitness show, which aired on 1050 ESPN, where he offered expertise and advice on a myriad of related topics. He has served on the medical team with W. Norman Scott, MD, team physician for the New York Knicks (NBA) and New York Liberty (WNBA), and was physiatrist consultant to Michael Kelly, MD, team physician for the New Jersey Nets (NBA), and to Stuart Hershon, MD, team physician for the New York Yankees (MLB). He also is the team physician for the Harlem Wizards professional basketball team.

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