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Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Four Volume Set
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July 2012 | 1 880 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Professional sports is a huge industry, with much riding on the knees of even a single football player. But the playing fields are also filled with an abundance of 'weekend warriors' who value their own knees no less, and with increased participation in sports and exercise programmes, in general, comes increased risk of injury. Sports medicine is relevant not only to collegiate and professional athletes and the health professionals who treat and advise them, but also to parents and their children, amateur athletes and aging people maintaining a fitness regime.

These four volumes present 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, behavioural, and social sciences and physical education.

From A-to-Z, this work covers the spectrum with entries included from such areas as body systems, regional injuries (craniofacial, shoulder, knee and so on), special populations (female, pediatric, older athletes), sport-specific injuries, rehabilitation, nutrition, substance use and abuse, sports psychology, the team physician and more.

"Micheli’s Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine is indispensable for any sports medicine collection. This authoritative, comprehensive, and extensive four-volume work is also available electronically. Topics range from the physical and psychological needs of athletes young and old to the diagnosis and treatment of various health conditions related to sports medicine... The highlight of this encyclopedia is the extensive collection of step-by-step instructions and images that illustrate a variety of taping and bracing techniques used in sports medicine. Summing Up: Essential. Libraries supporting interested upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners."

M. C. Melssen
Florida International University

Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.

Dr. Lyle J. Micheli is one of the world's leading authorities on sports care. He is a professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School and a past president of the world's largest and most prestigious association of sports care professionals, the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Micheli is currently vice president of the International Federation of Sports Medicine and chairman of the Massachusetts Governor's Council on Fitness and Sports. In 1974, he co-founded the nation's first clinic focused exclusively on the care of young athletes. He remains director of this unit, which in 1982 became officially known as the... More About Author

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