The masters athlete: understanding the role of sport and exercise in optimizing aging

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Jun 262019
 

Masters athletes are those that continue to train and compete, typically at a high level, beyond the age of thirty-five and into middle and old age. As populations in the industrialized world get older and governments become increasingly keen to promote healthy aging and non-pharmacological interventions, the study of masters athletes enables us to better understand the benefits of, and motivations for, life-long involvement in physical activity. This is the first book to draw together current research on masters athletes. The Masters Athlete examines the evidence that cognitive skills, motor skills and physiological capabilities can be maintained at a high level with advancing age, and that age related decline is slowed in athletes that continue to train and compete in their later years. Including contributions from leading international experts in physiology, motor behaviour, psychology, gerontology and medicine, the book explores key issues such as: motivation for involvement in sport and physical activity across the lifespan evidence of lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes the maintenance of performance with age. Challenging conventional views of old age, and with important implications for policy and future research, this book is essential reading for students and practitioners working in sport and exercise science, aging and public health, human development, and related disciplines.
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The Paralympic Athlete: Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science

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May 242019
 

This brand new Handbook addresses Paralympic sports and athletes, providing practical information on the medical issues, biological factors in the performance of the sports and physical conditioning.The book begins with a comprehensive introduction of the Paralympic athlete, followed by discipline-specific reviews from leading authorities in disability sport science, each covering the biomechanics, physiology, medicine, philosophy, sociology and psychology of the discipline. The Paralympic Athlete also addresses recent assessment and training tools to enhance the performance of athletes, particularly useful for trainers and coaches, and examples of best practice on athletes’ scientific counseling are also presented.This new title sits in a series of specialist reference volumes, ideal for the use of professionals working directly with competitive athletes.
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Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach, Third Edition

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May 222019
 


by Robb Rehberg PhD ATC CSCS NREMT CF (Author), Jeff G. Konin PhD ATC PT FACSM (Author)

For more than a decade, Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach has filled a void in athletic training education on the subject of emergency care. Now, this updated Third Edition continues to pave the way to prepare athletic training students beyond traditional first aid training as well as providing specific information on emergency situations in sports for emergency medical services (EMS) professionals.

In this updated Third Edition, Dr. Robb S. Rehberg and Dr. Jeff G. Konin, along with their 13 contributors, have created a resource that can be used in athletic training education programs as a core text in a sports emergency care course; a supplemental text in several courses that address immediate care within an athletic training education curriculum; and it can be used by EMS educators in developing continuing education programs for prehospital providers.

Some of the topics included in the Third Edition:
Assessment of Sports Emergencies
Cardiovascular Emergencies
Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries
Managing Mental Health Emergencies
Care of Athletes with Disabilities
Emergencies in Sports for the Aging Athlete

Regardless of discipline, it is important for all health care providers caring for ill or injured athletes to be knowledgeable and proficient in managing sports emergencies. This ability can only be achieved through preparation and practice, and Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach, Third Edition continues to be a groundbreaking text that gives access to the essential resources health care providers need to address sports emergencies. This includes but is not limited to athletic trainers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and physicians.

From the Foreword:
“Emergencies can occur anytime and anywhere in sports, including at a practice or on the bus traveling to an event. After nearly 40 years as a professional sports athletic trainer, these emergency moments give me pause. Preparation is the key to successful outcomes in all emergencies.”
—Ronnie P. Barnes, MS, ATC
Senior Vice President, Medical Services
Head Athletic Trainer
New York Football Giants

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Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance

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May 192019
 

by David H., Ph.D. Fukuda (Author)

Many scientific sport assessment resources are difficult to understand, can be time consuming to implement, and provide data that are difficult to analyze. Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance effectively solves those problems in this practical, user-friendly guide to performance-based evaluation.

A perfect resource for coaches and fitness professionals, Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance is a streamlined guide through the process of identifying appropriate tests for individuals or teams, making use of common low-cost equipment to administer the tests, interpreting data, adjusting training programs based on the results, and continually monitoring training.

For each assessment, this text walks you through a step-by-step process and includes a script of directions to give the athlete or client being tested to ensure the tests are performed correctly. You’ll find a variety of protocols that do not require complicated equipment and can be conveniently conducted in your normal training environment. You’ll be able to assess your athletes or clients in the following areas:

• Anthropometrics and body composition

• Flexibility and balance

• Agility and sprinting

• Power

• Muscular strength and endurance

• Cardiorespiratory fitness

In addition, each assessment is accompanied by normative data to set baseline evaluations and to monitor progress over time. As a refreshing break from the typical complex tables, the normative data are displayed in modern, simplified figures that make it easy to quickly evaluate test results.

Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance takes the guesswork out of determining which tests to administer and what equipment is needed. It will equip you with the tools needed to help your athletes and clients achieve even greater success.

CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam

About the Author
David Fukuda, PhD, CSCS,*D, CISSN, is an associate professor and head of the division of kinesiology at the University of Central Florida. He was previously an assistant professor at Creighton University and a research assistant at the University of Oklahoma, where he earned his doctorate in exercise physiology. His research interests include the development of performance-based testing methodologies, the analysis of physiological profiles in athletes, and the assessment of adaptations to exercise training and nutritional interventions for various populations.

Fukuda is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist with distinction through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is certified as a sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He was awarded the Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator Award in 2016 by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Fukuda is a fourth-degree black belt in judo and for the past 20 years has been involved in the sport as a competitor, instructor, coach, and referee

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Sport Science Research and Technology Support: 4th and 5th International Congress, icSPORTS 2016, Porto, Portugal, Novem

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May 122019
 


This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 4th and 5th International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support, icSPORT 2016 and 2017, held respectively in Porto, Portugal, on November 7-9, 2016 and in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, on October 30-31, 2017. The 13 revised full papers (7 papers in 2016 and 6 papers in 2017) along with 1 short paper presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 93 submissions (53 in 2016 and 40 in 2017).
The papers cover the following topics: signal processing and motor behavior; neuromuscular physiology; sports medicine and support technology; physiotherapy and rehabilitation; health, sports performance and support technology; applied physiology and exercise; computer systems in sports; computer supported training and decision support systems.

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Sports Injuries of the Hand and Wrist

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Apr 102019
 

This book provides insights into sports medicine addressing trauma of the hand and wrist. This collection of injuries invites readers to trace aetiology, diagnosis, relevant pathology, management principles, and outcomes of numerous injuries in elite and non-elite athletes. The authors present management principles and outcomes. It is an ideal reference for postgraduate musculoskeletal doctors and therapists for Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine postgraduate degrees. Each approach to deal with an injury is underlined by case reports. Readers will also find valuable questions and answers fro self-assessment purpose.
Sports Injuries of the Hand and Wrist is aimed at sports doctors, musculoskeletal doctors, senior orthopedic trainees with an interest in upper limb, orthopedic trainees preparing for the FRCSOrth exam and similar international exams, as well as upper hand and wrist surgeons in the earlier years of their practice.

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Sport Therapy for the Shoulder

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Apr 032019
 

In Sport Therapy for the Shoulder readers learn about the best practices and evidence-based guidelines for assessing and treating shoulder injuries in sport. It guides readers systematically through functional anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder, examination techniques and pathology, rehabilitation and return-to-play progressions. The text provides the principles to assist clinicians in improving joint T, strength and muscular endurance. The content is enhanced by over 200 colour photos and detailed illustrations that provide visual support, as well as 21 online video clips. Not only will the book prove to be a valuable learning tool, but also a reference that professionals can use continually in their practice.

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The IOC Manual of Emergency Sports Medicine

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Mar 302019
 

The Manual focuses on the fieldside diagnosis and treatment of severe injuries and illnesses that can present at a sports event. It concentrates on basic diagnostic skills and treatment modalities as the sports physician has often limited diagnostic and treatment facilities available. Each chapter concentrates on an illness or anatomical injury and offers a structured diagnostic and therapeutic approach in this difficult pre-hospital environment. The chapters explain what problems are to be expected with specific conditions as well as which treatment plan should be implemented and how to evaluate and reassess those plans.

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Neuropsychology of Sports-Related Concussion

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Mar 012019
 

This book explores neuropsychological considerations in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of sports-related concussions and their aftereffects.

Up to ten percent of all athletes in contact sports will suffer from concussion at some point, and as many as 3 million sports-related concussions are reported each year. In this volume, expert contributors in neuropsychology and sports medicine describe treatment for persistent postconcussive symptoms, including posttraumatic headache and migraine, depression and anxiety. They explore genetic factors that can impact symptoms and diagnosis, as well as the use of neuroimaging in diagnosis and treatment; measurement issues such as sex differences, assessment of effort in evaluations, and computerized testing that can affect the validity of neuropsychological results; and exciting new treatment options such as virtual reality tools. Given the recent shocking findings on the prevalence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in professional football players, the importance of correctly diagnosing and treating sports-related concussions cannot be overstated. This book gives clinicians and researchers the tools they need to combat this problem, and help save lives

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Sport Therapy for the Shoulder

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Feb 182019
 

In Sport Therapy for the Shoulder readers learn about the best practices and evidence-based guidelines for assessing and treating shoulder injuries in sport. It guides readers systematically through functional anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder, examination techniques and pathology, rehabilitation and return-to-play progressions. The text provides the principles to assist clinicians in improving joint stabilisation, strength and muscular endurance. The content is enhanced by over 200 colour photos and detailed illustrations that provide visual support, as well as 21 online video clips. Not only will the book prove to be a valuable learning tool, but also a reference that professionals can use continually in their practice.

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