A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping
Paperback ISBN: 1905367481
Routledge Handbook of Motor Control and Motor Learning
Paperback ISBN: 1138860425
The Routledge Handbook of Motor Control and Motor Learning is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of neurophysiological, behavioural and biomechanical aspects of motor function. Adopting an integrative approach, it examines the full range of key topics in contemporary human movement studies, explaining motor behaviour in depth from the molecular level to behavioural consequences. The book contains contributions from many of the world´s leading experts in motor control and motor learning, and is composed of five thematic parts: - Theories and models - Basic aspects of motor control and learning - Motor control and learning in locomotion and posture - Motor control and learning in voluntary actions - Challenges in motor control and learning Mastering and improving motor control may be important in sports, but it becomes even more relevant in rehabilitation and clinical settings, where the prime aim is to regain motor function. Therefore the book addresses not only basic and theoretical aspects of motor control and learning but also applied areas like robotics, modelling and complex human movements. This book is both a definitive subject guide and an important contribution to the contemporary research agenda. It is therefore important reading for students, scholars and researchers working in sports and exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, medicine and neuroscience.
Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health
Paperback ISBN: 1138924733
A growing body of evidence shows that physical activity can be a cost-effective and safe intervention for the prevention and treatment of a wide range of mental health problems. As researchers and clinicians around the world look for evidence-supported alternatives and complements to established forms of therapy (medication and psychotherapy), interest in physical activity mounts. The Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health offers the most comprehensive review of the research evidence on the effects of physical activity on multiple facets of mental health. Written by a team of world-leading international experts, the book covers ten thematic areas: - physical activity and the ‘feel good’ effect - anxiety disorders - depression and mood disorders - self-perceptions and self-evaluations - cognitive function across the lifespan - psychosocial stress - pain - energy and fatigue - addictions - quality of life in special populations. This volume presents a balanced assessment of the research evidence, highlights important directions for future work, and draws clear links between theory, research, and clinical practice. As the most complete and authoritative resource on the topic of physical activity and mental health, this is essential reading for researchers, students and practitioners in a wide range of fields, including clinical and health psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, behavioural and preventive medicine, gerontology, nursing, public health and primary care.
Single-case Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Paperback ISBN: 041556512x
This is the first book to fully explain single-case research in the context of sport and exercise. Starting with first principles, it offers a comprehensive introduction to the single-case research process, from study design to data analysis and presentation.
The Social Organization of Sports Medicine
Critical Socio-Cultural Perspectives
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1138809470
The Social Organization of Sports Medicine is the first book-length overview of the social scientific study of sports medicine, drawing together work from an international cadre of scholars who examine and provide interdisciplinary analysis of the dynamic and multi-faceted relationships between sports and medicine and within sports medicine. The book charts changing perceptions of sport within medical discourse, attempts by sports medicine providers to forge professional identities in response to these processes, the day-to-day experiences of deliverers of sports medicine and the reactions of recipients of that healthcare. The contents are organized in four sections, examining the competing and changing ways in which sports medicine is conceived, the ways in which it is organized, the ways in which it is practiced, and points of contestation between traditional and alternative and emerging forms of (sports) medicine. This collection of essays consolidates recent advances in this area of study and establishes a basis for the future development of the field.
Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy
Paperback ISBN: 0091809568
A guide to massage as a remedial therapy for sports training and injuries. It covers the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject and shows how to work in a support role with medical practitioners treating more serious injury. It sees massage as a vital component in an athlete's training.
Sports Medicine for the Emergency Physician
A Practical Handbook
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 110744988x
"Written by sports-trained emergency physicians Sports Medicine for the Emergency Physician: A Practical Handbook is the only resource of its kind, created specifically for the emergency medicine provider. It is designed to be used as a reference tool, and includes high-yield physical exam skills and key management of sport injuries in the emergency department. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific joint (or joints) and includes the basics of a high-yield physical examination including inspection, palpation, range of motion, special tests, as well as neurovascular and skin exams. Corresponding figures of essential anatomy, pictures of physical exam maneuvers, and clinical correlations are also featured. Emergent and common musculoskeletal conditions for each joint(s) are discussed, as well as the appropriate emergency department management for each condition. Additional chapter topics include sports concussions, sports cardiology, heat illness, and common splints used in the emergency department"--
The Concussion Crisis from Pee Wee Football to the NFL
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1933016701
"The NFL insists players know they're playing a dangerous game, but players never see the deteriorated mental capacities of their former heroes.Throwaway Playersis former Tampa Bay Buccaneers president Gay Culverhouse's story of the broken bodies and lost souls of the men who have left the locker room and what remains after the cheering subsides. Focused on making money rather than the well-being of their players, this is the dark side of football the NFL doesn't want fans to see. Additionally, high schools, colleges, and independent sports organizations have little oversight when choosing player's equipment. This breeds a new generation of kids suffering from multiple concussions and damaged lives.Throwaway Playersoffers guidance to parents navigating the world of competitive sports as well as advocacy and resources for athletes often left in the dark about appropriate procedures for treating injuries, especially head traumas.Throwaway Playersis essential reading for any parent, athlete, and sports fan.Gay Culverhousetestified before Congress on football head injuries and successfully changed the policy of including an independent neurologist on the sidelines of every NFL game. Gay's work with former players has appeared inThe New York Times,Sarasota Herald Tribune,St. Petersburg Times,The Tampa Tribune,Timemagazine, and many more. She has appeared on several radio shows, including PBS and ESPN, and three documentaries are in post-production (with CNN, ESPN, and an independent filmmaker). In November 2009, Gay formed The Gay Culverhouse Players' Outreach Program, Inc., a nonprofit organization to further the work nationally for retired players"--