Providing comprehensive discussion of this newly developing branch of sports medicine, this unique and up-to-date book focuses specifically on the treatment of athletes who train for and participate in endurance sporting events, including not only traditional endurance athletes such as runners, swimmers, bikers and triathletes, but also rowers, adventure racers, military personnel, and cross-fit athletes. Detailing strategies for not only treating and preventing injuries and conditions but also for optimizing an athlete's performance, it is divided into three thematic sections. The first section covers common medical conditions faced by the endurance athlete, including cardiovascular conditions, asthma, and heat- and altitude-related illnesses, while also discussing gender differences, pregnancy and the pediatric endurance athlete. Section two focuses on the management of common musculoskeletal conditions, such as stress fractures, overuse injuries of the soft tissue, compartment syndrome, shoulder and hip injuries, and exercise and osteoarthritis. The last section presents special considerations for the endurance athlete, including gait and swim-stroke analysis, bike fitting, mental preparation, optimizing nutrition, and how to organize medical coverage for events, as well as decision-making for return to play. A timely topic and one which has not been written about extensively in one concise collection of chapters, Endurance Sports Medicine is a valuable guide for sports medicine physicians, orthopedists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, officials, and athletes in understanding the needs of the determined individuals who participate in endurance sports.
Preface.- Part 1. Medical Conditions.- 1. Cardiovascular Conditions Affecting Endurance Athletes.- 2. Exercise-Induced Asthma and Vocal Cord Dysfunction in the Endurance Athlete.- 3. Evaluation and Treatment of Heat and Altitude-Related Illness.- 4. Pregnancy and the Endurance Athlete.- 5. Gender Differences: Considerations for the Female Endurance Athlete.- 6. Considerations for the Pediatric Endurance Athlete.- Part 2. Musculoskeletal Conditions.- 7. Treatment of Stress Fractures.- 8. Treatment of Soft Tissue Overuse Injuries.- 9. Exertional Compartment Syndrome and Leg Pain in the Running Athlete.- 10. Shoulder Injuries and Conditions in Swimmers.- 11. Injuries and Conditions in the Rower.- 12. Common Injuries and Conditions in Cross-Fit Participation.- 13. Hip Injuries and Conditions in the Endurance Athlete.- 14. Exercise and Osteoarthritis: The Effect of Running with Aging in the Master's Level Endurance Athlete.- Part 3. Special Considerations.- 15. Clinical Aspects of Running Gait Analysis.- 16. Bike fitting for Optimal Performance.- 17. Clinical Applications of Swim-Stroke Analysis.- 18. Mental Preparation for Endurance Sporting Events.- 19. Optimizing Nutrition for Endurance Training.- 20. Organizing Medical Coverage for Endurance Sporting Events.- 21. Return to Sport Decision Making for Endurance Athletes- Integrating the Treatment Team.- Index.
"This is an attempt to provide current information in a field of sports medicine that has emerged with the popularity of ultramarthaons, crossfit-type endurance events, and triathlons. ... The audience seems to include any healthcare provider interested in this area or who treats endurance athletes. ... I am happy to have this book on my shelf as it is a nice, concise resource on the important topics that are unique to endurance events. I look forward to updated editions in the future." (Sean Robinson, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2016)
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