This book is designed to review all aspects of the science of modern combat sports and provide a reference to physicians who encounter these patients in their practice. The scope of this title is broad and includes study of the psychology, nutrition, biomechanics and injuries (including head trauma, orthopedic, dermatologic).
Moreover the authors will provide extensive details about assessment of athletes prior to participation, preventing injury and rehabilitating injured athletes.
This text is designed as a practical reference resource and will be of interest to sports medicine physicians, orthopedic specialists, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists and neurologists.
From the reviews: "This unique book discusses issues involved in caring for participants in combat sports. ... Written primarily for those who take an active role in caring for athletes participating in combat sports, the book will be useful for physicians, nurses, athletic trainers, and other practitioners. ... With the growing popularity of combat sports worldwide, this is a valuable resource for individuals who are charged with the care of these athletes. It does a great job of familiarizing readers with common concerns encountered in these unique sports." (Chris A. Klenck, Doody's Review Service, July, 2009)
|Nutrition in Combat Sports||p. 1|
|Making Weight in Combat Sports||p. 21|
|Sport Psychology in Combat Sports||p. 41|
|Doping in Combat Sports||p. 55|
|Ethical and Social Issues in Combat Sports: Should Combat Sports be Banned?||p. 73|
|Acute and Chronic Brain Injury in Combat Sports||p. 89|
|Blood-Borne Infections in Combat Sports||p. 109|
|Skin Infections in Combat sports||p. 121|
|Women in Combat Sports||p. 135|
|Children in Combat Sports||p. 151|
|Professional Athlete||p. 173|
|Wushu (Chinese Martial Arts)||p. 299|
|Mixed Martial Arts||p. 323|
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Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 13th March 2009
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.691