Presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications. The work is broad ranging, covering all aspects of sports medicine with perspectives from the medical, behavioral, and social sciences and physical education.
Contains over 1,100 clear, concise, and authoritative entries, including the social, political, economical, and cultural theory of sport, as well as exercise, preparation, and performance psychology, and key scientific terms, including nutrition and anatomy.
A clinically oriented quick consult reference for sports medicine. Common sports-related problems faced by primary care practitioners are thoroughly and concisely presented in the famous fast-access 5-Minute Consult format. Chapters on musculoskeletal problems cover basics; diagnosis; acute treatment, including on-field management; long-term treatment, and more.
Covers the pharmacological basis for possible performance enhancement in competitive sport through the administration of prohibited substances and methods as well as the analytical disclosure of such practices.
Applies best practices to get the most clinically significant information from each Artwork and anatomy/biomechanics tables provide a handy anatomy and pathophysiology overview, while an evidence-based approach helps users focus on the examination techniques, tests, and measures that have been proven to yield the most meaningful diagnostic findings.