Here are the practical knowledge and the clinical skills you need to help your patients prevent common sports-related injuries...and to assess, diagnose, and treat them when they occur—all in a handy, easy-to-use reference. Key Features
* Explains how to perform an effective pre-participation examination. * Describes the specific differences between genders and across the lifespan that affect screening and evaluation techniques. * Outlines physical fitness program guidelines for specific sports. * Examines mechanisms of injury and explains how to assess and treat injuries. * Demonstrates the most accurate evaluation techniques and what results to expect. * Discusses radiographic and nuclearimaging techniques. * Includes home care management strategies. * Uses case studies to demonstrate the clinical application of knowledge. * Highlights clinical pearls in boxes throughout the text, when appropriate. * Provides patient teaching handouts for both physical fitness and treatment of injuries. * Explores the legal issues related to participationin sports programs, particularly in schools. * Locates an Index of Disorders on the inside front and back covers for quick access to information.