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Sports Medicine and Sciences of Combat Sports - Ramin Kordi

Sports Medicine and Sciences of Combat Sports

By: Ramin Kordi (Editor), Nicola Maffulli (Editor), Randall R. Wroble (Editor), W. Angus Wallace (Editor)


Published: 13th March 2009
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RRP $394.99

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 Sportsp. 1
Making Weight in Combat Sportsp. 21
Sport Psychology in Combat Sportsp. 41
Doping in Combat Sportsp. 55
Ethical and Social Issues in Combat Sports: Should Combat Sports be Banned?p. 73
Acute and Chronic Brain Injury in Combat Sportsp. 89
Blood-Borne Infections in Combat Sportsp. 109
Skin Infections in Combat sportsp. 121
Women in Combat Sportsp. 135
Children in Combat Sportsp. 151
Professional Athletep. 173
Boxingp. 193
Wrestlingp. 215
Judop. 247
Taekwondop. 263
Karatep. 287
Wushu (Chinese Martial Arts)p. 299
Mixed Martial Artsp. 323
Kickboxingp. 331
Indexp. 351
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ISBN: 9781848003538
ISBN-10: 1848003536
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 13th March 2009
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.691