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Injuries in Athletics: Causes and Consequences

Authors: Slobounov, Semyon M.

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  • Comprehensive analyses of psychological causes and consequences of sport-related injuries with special emphasis on coaches’ perspectives on injury have never been previously accumulated in a single source

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INJURIES IN ATHLETICS:

CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES

 

Despite dramatic advances in the physical education of coaches, as well as in the fields of medicine, athletic training and physical therapy, sport-related traumatic injuries are our major concern. It is a matter of fact that athletic injuries, both single and multiple, have a tendency to grow dramatically. Accordingly, prediction and prevention of sport-related injuries is the athletic community’s major challenge.

Injuries in Athletics: Causes and Consequences stresses that there is still confusion among coaches and medical personnel in terms of injured athletes’ readiness for sport participation and readiness for competition criteria. It is important to note that an "injury physical symptoms resolution is not an indication of injury resolution per se."

This book focuses on both applied and conceptual issues regarding the classification of injuries, common coaches’ errors leading to injury, coaches and athletes’ viewpoints on injury, the development of psychological trauma in athletes, traumatic brain injuries and basic principles of rehabilitation. It is organized into five parts:

  • Foundations of injuries in athletics
  • Coaches and Athletes’ perspectives of injury
  • Psychological traumas in athletes
  • Concussion in athletics
  • Injury rehabilitation

This reference book accumulates the latest developments in the science of athletes' training, from "injury-free" perspectives along with psychological analyses, evaluation, and management of sport-related injuries. It is an ideal resource for coaches, clinical practitioners, researchers and students interested in kinesiology, sport psychology and athletic training.

About the authors

Semyon Slobounov, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology College of Health of Human Development, and Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics and Medical Rehabilitation with Hershey Medical College at the Pennsylvania State University, with primary responsibilities to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of psychology of injury, neural basis of motor behavior, and psychophysiology. His coaching background and clinical work with numerous injured athletes for more than 25 years was instrumental for development of ideas and topics elaborated in this book. His research focused on neural basis of human movements with special emphasis on rehabilitation medicine, psychology and neurophysiology, including traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Slobounov is an adjunct investigator with the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He also is an adjunct Professor of the Neuroscience and an affiliate Professor of Gerontology Center at Penn State. He received his first Ph.D. from the University of Leningrad, Department of Psychology, USSR in 1978 and his second Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Kinesiology in 1994.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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Hardcover $279.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Injuries in Athletics: Causes and Consequences
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-72577-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72577-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72576-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9388-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 544
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