Conservative Management of Sports Injuries.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Author: Bober, Suzanne
Pub Date: 07/01/2009
Publication: Name: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association Publisher: Canadian Chiropractic Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Canadian Chiropractic Association ISSN: 0008-3194
Issue: Date: July, 2009 Source Volume: 53 Source Issue: 3
Topic: NamedWork: Conservative Management of Sports Injuries, 2d ed. (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: Hyde, Thomas E.; Gengenbach, Marianne S.
Accession Number: 259590249
Full Text: Conservative Management of Sports Injuries

2nd Edition

Thomas E. Hyde, Marianne S. Gengenbach

2007 Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Sudbury, Massachusetts

1173 pp.

ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-3252-3

ISBN-10: 0-7637-3252-4

The second edition of Conservative Management of Sports Injuries provides the sports clinician with an expansive reference for diagnosing, treating and preventing sports injuries in one complete volume. A multidisciplinary team approach to the care of the athlete is strongly encouraged throughout the text.

The extensive list of contributors represents a diverse, international group of specialized chiropractors along with medical doctors and physical therapists with a definitive area of expertise.

The book contains 25 chapters divided into 4 sections: A Conservative Approach to Sports-Related Injuries; Site& System-Specific Sports Injuries; Age, Gender & Sport Considerations; and Special Issues in Sports Medicine. The first section includes chapters on medicolegal issues in sports medicine and physiological principles of exercise, with a clear focus on rehabilitation and soft tissue techniques specific for athletic injuries. The second section encompasses a very thorough regional approach to understanding anatomy, diagnosis and treatment for specific sports injuries. It is inclusive of a chapter on head trauma, which is particularly relevant for emergency sideline care for the sports physician. The third section gives a pragmatic method to incorporating the special considerations of the female athlete, the pediatric, adolescent and senior athlete, as well as the extreme athlete. An outline of the most prevalent injuries in various extreme sports is integrated well into this edition. The fourth section assimilates sports nutrition and the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport, and includes a comprehensive chapter on imaging incorporating multiple, well-referenced images. It effectually outlines a logical flow to the requisitioning of studies for each type of injury.

The prevention of catastrophic injuries in sports, particularly in the head and cervical spine, as well as the ongoing emergency care information provided throughout this text, renders it excellent as a global volume for any sports clinician. The addendum pertaining to athletic shoes also attunes to the preventative tone of this text.

There is a notable amount of redundancy in the site-specific section for the anatomy and pathology of the injury that could be revised to condense the text more, however, overall this is an efficaciously illustrated and well referenced text essential for all sports medicine practitioners.

Suzanne Bober, BSc (HK), BS, DC

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
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