Here are the practical knowledge and the clinical skills you need to help your
patients prevent common sports-related injuries...and to assess, diagnose, and
treat them when they occurâ€”all in a handy, easy-to-use reference.
- Explains how to perform an effective pre-participation examination.
- Describes the specific differences between genders and across the lifespan that affect screening and evaluation techniques.
- Outlines physical fitness program guidelines for specific sports.
- Examines mechanisms of injury and explains how to assess and treat injuries.
- Demonstrates the most accurate evaluation techniques and what results to expect.
- Discusses radiographic and nuclearimaging techniques.
- Includes home care management strategies.
- Uses case studies to demonstrate the clinical application of knowledge.
- Highlights clinical pearls in boxes throughout the text, when appropriate.
- Provides patient teaching handouts for both physical fitness and treatment of injuries.
- Explores the legal issues related to participationin sports programs, particularly in schools.
- Locates an Index of Disorders on the inside front and back covers for quick access to information.
Table of Contents
I. The Basics
Foundations of Musculoskeletal Injury
The Pre-Participation Examination
Nutrition for the Primary Health Care Provider
The Inflammation Process
II. Orthopedic Conditions
Introduction to Orthopedic Evaluation
Conditions Involving the Foot, Ankle, and Leg
Conditions Involving the Knee and Thigh
Conditions Involving the Hip, Pelvis, Sacral and Lumbar Spines
Conditions Involving the Cervical Spine, Shoulder Complex and Arm
Conditions Involving the Elbow, Forearm, Wrist and Hand
III. Conditions Involving Other Systems
Conditions Involving the Head and Face
Conditions Involving the Thorax, Abdomen, and Genitals
Conditions Involving the Skin
By Brian J. Toy, PhD, ATC, Department of Sports Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Phyllis Foster Healy, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing.