Designed for the athletic trainer and sports therapist, "Rehabilitation Techniques in Sports Medicine" is the definitive guide to the management of sports injuries. Experts from the field of sports medicine have contributed to this comprehensive, updated edition, which addresses all aspects of rehabilitation, including protocols for rehabilitating the wide variety of injuries athletes are prone to receive. Pros and cons of various rehabilitative modalities are discussed, as well as currently accepted techniques. This text is recognized as a handbook for any practitioners who manage rehabilitation programs for injured athletes.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Basis of Injury Rehabilitation 1 Essential Considerations in Designing a Rehabilitation Program for the Injured Patient 2 Understanding and Managing the Healing Process through Rehabilitation 3 The Evaluation Process in Rehabilitation 4 Psychological Considerations for Rehabilitation of the Injured Patient Part Two: Achieving the Goals of Rehabilitation 5 Establishing Core Stabilization 6 Reestablishing Neuromuscular Control 7 Regaining Postural Stability and Balance 8 Restoring Range of Motion and Improving Flexibility 9 Regaining Muscular Strength, Endurance, and Power 10 Maintaining Cardiorespiratory Fitness during Rehabilitation Part Three: The Tools of Rehabilitation 11 Plyometrics in Rehabilitation 12 Open versus Closed Kinetic-Chain Exercise in Rehabilitation 13 Joint Mobilization and Traction Techniques in Rehabilitation 14 PNF Techniques in Rehabilitation 15 Aquatic Therapy in Rehabilitation 16 Functional Progressions and Functional Testing in Rehabilitation Part Four: Rehabilitation Techniques for Specific Injuries 17 Rehabilitation of Shoulder Injuries 18 Rehabilitation of Elbow Injuries 19 Rehabilitation of Wrist, Hand, and Finger Injuries 20 Rehabilitation of Groin, Hip, and Thigh Injuries 21 Rehabilitation of Knee Injuries 22 Rehabilitation of Lower-Leg Injuries 23 Rehabilitation of Ankle and Foot Injuries 24 Rehabilitation of Injuries to the Spine Glossary
William E. Prentice, Ph.D., PT, ATC, Professor, Coordinator of Sports Medicine Specialization Department of Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina.