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Combat Sports Medicine - Ramin Kordi

Combat Sports Medicine

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


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Sports medicine and sports science are relatively new and rapidly developing fields of knowledge. During the past 2 decades, a significant body of scientific knowledge has been published in these areas. However, there is a demand for practical ref- ences which address sports medicine and science in the context of different sports. This demand is higher in some sports including combat sports, which are highly physically and mentally demanding, and cause challenging issues such as risk of blood-borne infections, weight reduction, head injuries, stress management, and safety for women and children. This book has been developed to meet the needs of the practitioners who work with combat sports athletes in order to improve their health and performance. Combat sports include four Olympic sports (boxing, wrestling, judo, and t- kwondo) and other popular sports such as karate, kick boxing, and Wushu. These sports are popular in most countries of the world, both at competitive and rec- ational levels. Combat sports are practiced by people of different ages for a variety of reasons such as to gain fitness and health benefits and to learn self-defense.

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: 325
Published: 13th March 2009
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.71