Aligned to the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice to help learn how to work
with athletes’ injuries and help them make a physical comeback while following
Incorporation of muscle physiology demonstrates it as the basis for athlete’s exercise prescription.
Coverage of pathophysiology of overuse injuries illustrates the damage to the musculoskeletal system.
Inclusion of treatment and training approaches for athletic rehabilitation
shows how to restore the musculoskeletal system back to full flexibility, strength,
power, and endurance.
Evidence-based clinical application boxes found throughout the book cite key studies and provide real-world application to a clinical setting.
Extensive photographs show hands-on demonstrations of important rehabilitation
techniques, helping the cinician to accurately apply them during treatment.
Section 1: Basic Science of Soft Tissues
Chapter 1: Basic Science of Ligaments and Tendons Related to Rehabilitation
Section 2: Muscle Physiology: The Foundation for Exercise Prescription
Chapter 2: Understanding Muscle Contraction
Chapter 3: Anaerobic Metabolism During Exercise
Chapter 4: Aerobic Metabolism During Exercise
Section 3: Muscle Fatigue, Muscle Damage, and Overtraining Concepts
Chapter 5: Muscle Fatigue
Chapter 6: Muscle Damage
Chapter 7: Physiological Effects of Overtraining and Detraining
Section 4: Pathophysiology of Overuse Injury in the Athlete
Chapter 8: Pathophysiology of Injury to the Overhead Throwing Athlete
Chapter 9: The Anatomy of the Core—Muscle Imbalance Pathophysiology
Chapter 10: From the Core to the Floor—Overuse Injury
Section 5: Core Evaluation: Sports-Specific Testing
Chapter 11: Evaluation of Glenohumeral Joint in Overhead Throwing Athlete
Chapter 12: How to Evaluate the Core
Section 6: Physiological Basis of Exercise Specific to Sport
Chapter 13: Strength Training Concepts in the Athlete
Chapter 14: Plyometrics
Chapter 15: Neuromuscular Training
Chapter 16: Manual Therapy: Mobilization, Manipulation of the Spine and Extremeties
Section 7: Special Considerations for the Athlete
Chapter 17: Nutrition for the Athlete
Appendix A: Pathophysiology of the Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot and Ankle Overuse Injuries
Appendix B: Surgical Considerations for the Athlete