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Sports Medicine for Coaches and Trainers

Second Edition

Edited by Edward J. Shahady, Michael J. Petrizzi, M.D.

Sports Medicine for Coaches and Trainers

208 pp., 8.5 x 11

Not for Sale in South Asia

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4331-4
    Published: October 1991

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More than 90 percent of youths who participate in organized athletic events do so without a certified trainer available. Schools rely on coaches and student-or teacher-trainers who may have only a rudimentary knowledge of injuries and their treatment, and municipal recreation leagues often do not have any staff member available to assist injured youngsters. Sports Medicine for Coaches and Trainers provides clear and comprehensive instructions for recognizing and treating common sports injuries. This invaluable resource should be on the sidelines during every practice session and every competition involving young athletes.

Following an introduction to some of the general principles of sports medicine, the book focuses on diagnosing specific injuries, from cuts and bumps to sprains, dislocations and separations, and broken bones. Other chapters examine such related issues as drug abuse (including steroids), nutrition, special concerns for female athletes, and sports psychology. A final section discuses the roles and responsibilities of coaches, teacher-trainers, and team physicians in providing a safe environment for young athletes.

Sports Medicine for Coaches and Trainers should be useful not only to coaches and trainers from the elementary school to the college level but also to volunteers in community recreation programs, camp counselors, scouting leaders, and health paraprofessionals.

About the Authors

Edward J. Shahady, M.D., is professor of family medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For more information about Edward J. Shahady, visit the Author Page.

Michael J. Petrizzi, M.D., is assistant professor of family practice at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
For more information about Michael J. Petrizzi, M.D., visit the Author Page.

Reviews

"Provides clear and comprehensive instructions for recognizing and treating common sports injuries."--Recreation Resources

"Coaches and trainers are integral members of the sports medicine team. Sports Medicine for Coaches and Trainers amplifies that unique role and highlights the 'cutting edge' issues concerning their training and practice of sports medicine."--Richard B. Birrer, M.D., Vice Chairman, Family Practice and Community Medicine, Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens

"An excellent text for anyone with interest in the prevention, recognition, management, and/or rehabilitation of injuries to athletes. The organization, terminology, and readability of this book make it suitable as the primary source of information in introductory sports medicine classes. It is an appropriate reference for anyone involved in the administration of an athletic program in which student well-being and safety are on the same plateau as achievement."--Elton G. Hawley, A.T.C., Acting Director of Athletics, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools