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Applied Sports Medicine for Coaches
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Written for coaches, this textbook explains what you need to know about sports medicine in order to integrate optimal performance training with an injury prevention program. Moreover, it helps you communicate effectively with health professionals and better understand the nature of an injury, its treatment, the injured athlete's limits, and his or her rehabilitation needs. Following the authors' careful guidelines, you learn how to...recognize the causes and symptoms of overtraining and institute measures to prevent its occurrence; understand and help athletes deal with the psychological effects of injury; and, encourage a healthy lifestyle with good nutrition, fluid intake, and weight control guidelines and suggestions. Special features help you apply sports medicine concepts: Case studies help you understand how the knowledge you gain from the chapter makes you a more effective coach. From the Athletic Training Room boxes offer additional scientific background to strengthen your understanding of key topics. Focus Point boxes set forth anecdotes, brief cases, hot topics, and current debates that extend and build upon the text. There is a searchable online version of the text that enables you to quickly locate specific topics. While there are many books on sports medicine, this is the first one written specifically for coaches. Armed with your knowledge of sports medicine, you can minimize athletic injury and help athletes recover from injuries that do occur.
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Part 1: Injury Prevention * Chapter 1 Coaches Role in Sports Medicine * Chapter 2 The Prevention of Athletic Injuries * Chapter 3 Prevention of Non-Contact ACL Injuries: Causes and Prevention * Chapter 4 Environmental Challenges: Heat, Playing Surface, and Thuderstorms * Chapter 5 Protective Equipment * Chapter 6 Overtraining and Underrecovery in Athletes Part II: Healthy Athletes * Chapter 7 Conditioning Athletes * Chapter 8 Strength and Power Training * Chapter 9 Nutrition and Performance * Chapter 10 Weight Control and Disordered Eating * Chapter 11 Health and Performance Part III: Sports Injuries * Chapter 12 Basic Principles of Treatment and Rehabilitation * Chapter 13 Common Upper Limb Injuries * Chapter 14 Common Lower Limb Injuries * Chapter 15 Head and Spine Injuries * Chapter 16 Emergency Situations on the Field * Chapter 17 Psychology and Sports Injuries

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