Functional taping is now recognised as a skill which is essential for those involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries and many other conditions such as muscle imbalance, unstable joints and neural control. This exceptional new Pocketbook of Taping Techniques takes the place of the highly successful text which was also edited by Rose Macdonald. It incorporates all the basic techniques vital to the practice of good taping but also includes chapters on new evidence-based procedures written by experts from around the world. To aid in the development of these techniques, this pocketbook demonstrates many new methods which may be used as indicated or modified to suit the clinical situation. Structured by body region with highly-illustrated descriptions of relevant taping techniques Covers all aspects of functional taping New techniques to alter muscle activity and proprioception based on scientific evidence Handy, portable size for easy reference in the field
The Sports Rehabilitation Therapists’ Guidebook is a well-equipped, comprehensive, practical, evidence-based guide that seeks to assist both students and graduate sport practitioners. The book is designed to be a quick-reference book during assessment and treatment planning, giving instant access to figures and case scenarios. It introduces evidence-based practice in all principal areas of sport rehabilitation such as anatomy, musculoskeletal assessment, pitch-side care, injury treatment modalities and exercise rehabilitation principles and related areas, and is designed to be more flexible than the usual single-focus books. It is written by a team of expert contributors offering a systematic perspective on core concepts. The book can be used as a guide in each stage of the sport rehabilitation process and it is an asset for sport clinical practitioners such as sport rehabilitators, sport therapists, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, as well as for students on these and related courses in their daily practice on core clinical placements such as a clinic/sporting environment, pitch side and university.
Managing the Injured Athlete is an innovative clinically-focused pocketbook which aims to support the clinician out in the field, helping answer clinical queries and solve problems when there may be nothing else to refer to. It focuses on developing the clinician’s clinical reasoning skills, recognizing that patterns of clinical presentation are the key to problem-solving and formulating a diagnosis. As well as covering assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, the experienced authors discuss the clinician’s role within a team, athlete confidentiality, travelling with athletes, drugs and doping issues, working in different climates and return to play considerations. Throughout the pocketbook patterns of positive findings are given as a key to indicate how frequently clinicians can expect to come across certain subjective and objective markers for a given condition. Starts from the point of subjective and objective examination – assessment not diagnosis Highlighted evidence points to solid literature supporting the intervention described Clinical Tips and Further Reading Case studies demonstrate principles of injury rehabilitation in practice Handy, durable format small enough to use in the field and for quick reference
The work of a sports therapist is highly technical and requires a confident, responsible and professional approach. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Therapy, Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation is a comprehensive and authoritative reference for those studying or working in this field and is the first book to comprehensively cover all of the following areas: Sports Injury Aetiology Soft Tissue Injury Healing Clinical Assessment in Sports Therapy Clinical Interventions in Sports Therapy Spinal and Peripheral Anatomy, Injury Assessment and Management Pitch-side Trauma Care Professionalism and Ethics in Sports Therapy The Handbook presents principles which form the foundation of the profession and incorporates a set of spinal and peripheral regional chapters which detail functional anatomy, the injuries common to those regions, and evidence-based assessment and management approaches. Its design incorporates numerous photographs, figures, tables, practitioner tips and detailed sample Patient Record Forms. This book is comprehensively referenced and multi-authored, and is essential to anyone involved in sports therapy, from their first year as an undergraduate, to those currently in professional practice.
The Tarascon Sports Medicine Pocketbook brings non-surgical primary care physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists the most up-to-date information on the topic of sports medicine so that they may provide the best medical treatment possible for the active individual. Sports medicine is more than just the management of muskuloskeletal injuries; it is primary care medicine for the active individual and not only includes the specialties of family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation and emergency medicine, but also cardiology, nutrition, psychology, pharmacology, neurology, and others. Topics include common muskuloskeletal injuries, infectious disease, overtraining, pain management, an athletics drug guide, and exercise physiology.
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Originally published in 1990, this book constitutes an objective evaluation of different cognitive rehabilitation techniques in relation to different types of brain injury at different stages of recovery. Various forms of cognitive rehabilitation are reviewed and clinical techniques are evaluated on the basis of their ability to restore functional independence or produce behaviour change, and improve aspects of cognitive ability.