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Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Four Volume Set
Edited by:

November 2010 | 1 880 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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With an ever-growing variety of sports and exercise opportunities open to people of all ages, classes, and races, participation in casual sports has blossomed in recent decades, while interest in collegiate and professional sports has continued to soar. The field of sports medicine is thriving in response to the demand for health care professionals to care for people involved in vigorous exercise. Now more than ever, it is imperative that doctors, physical therapists, surgeons, nurses, and alternative medicine practitioners understand and are able to treat effectively the types of conditions stemming from all types of physical activity, ranging from pleasure walking to professional football.

Presenting state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications, this four-volume resource provides the most comprehensive and accessible information available on sports medicine. The Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine describes all aspects of the field with perspectives, concepts, and methods from the medical, behavioral, and social sciences and physical education.

Key Features

· Includes contributions from preeminent healthcare professionals who are renowned experts
· Presents a broad spectrum of entries covering a variety of key topics, a glossary, and two appendices
· Contains more than 550 tables and images, including anatomical drawings, X-rays, and MRI scans
· Illustrates selected diagnostic and treatment techniques step-by-step with more than 200 photographs
· Offers an in-depth examination of the various career opportunities in this area, including orthopedists, athletic trainers, sports psychologists, and nutritionists

Key Themes

· Conditioning and Training
· Diagnosis and Treatment of Sports Injuries
· Diet and Nutrition
· Doping and Performance Enhancement
· Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Kinesiology
· Injuries and Disorders
· Injury Prevention
· Medical Conditions Affecting Sports Participation
· Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
· Special Populations
· Specialties and Occupations in Sports Medicine
· Sports and Society
· Sports and Sports Medicine
· Sports Psychology
· Sports-Specific Injuries
· Women and Sports


"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
Key features
  • Across four volumes, experts provide nearly 800 signed entries accompanied by bibliographies and recommended readings to offer authoritative coverage readers can depend upon and guidance to more in-depth resources.
  • To help readers locate content of interest quickly and easily, a "Reader's Guide" sorts entries thematically and cross-references follow each entry.
  • To support the text, appendices contain useful tables of demographic data, statistics, and other resources, such as annotated web addresses of associations and training programs related to sports medicine, along with an expanded bibliography.

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