A comprehensive resource for focusing on returning injured athletes to their optimal performance! This book discusses exercise principles; muscle fatigue, muscle damage, and overtraining concepts; pathophysiology of overuse injuries; core evaluation in sports-specific testing; physiological basis of exercise specific to sport; and special considerations for the athlete. Secial features such as evidence-based clinical application boxes provide the reader with a solid body of research upon which to base their practice.
- 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.
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