Science and Medicine in Sport (Paperback)

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By P. A. Fricker (Editor), K. D. Fitch (Editor), John Bloomfield (Editor)
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Fully integrated and cross-referenced, this book describes the applications of science and medicine to sports. The book focuses on prevention and treatment of medical conditions and injuries, and contributions from leading workers in sports medicine, including several specialists, are authoritative and outstanding. The second edition of this book is fully updated with a number of revisions and additions, including a new chapter on exercise and immunity. Because the clinical aspects of sports science are stressed, the text comprehensively covers the mechanisms of injury in all regions of the body and the principles involved in their treatment. Topics also included are preventative measures and rehabilitation, children in sports, female athletes, doping, and the problems of the asthmatic, disabled, epileptic and diabetic athlete.

About the Author

Professor John Bloomfield is an academic at the University of Western Australia and a former national champion sportsman and high level coach. He has also been Chairman of the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Sports Science Council and the Australian Sports Medicine Federation. Professor Peter Fricker is Director of Medical Services at the Australian Institute of Sport, a medical officer of several Commonwealth and Olympic Games teams and a practicing sport physician and researcher. Professor Ken Fitch is a practicing sports physician and Chairman of the Medical Commission of the Australian and the Oceania National Olympic Committee, and a member of the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780867933215
ISBN-10: 0867933216
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: January 9th, 1996
Pages: 648
Language: English