The Anatomy of Sports Injuries, Second Edition
Your Illustrated Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
For anyone who plays sports and is looking to facilitate recovery or prevent injuries
Everyone who plays sports experiences injuries. Many people never fully recover because they’re not aware of what they can do to facilitate recovery. But there’s no need to simply resign yourself to “living with” a sports injury. In The Anatomy of Sports Injuries, author Brad Walker brings years of expertise–he works with elite-level and world-champion athletes, and lectures on injury prevention–to this how-to guide. The book takes a fundamental approach, bringing you inside the body to show exactly what is happening when a sports injury occurs. At the heart of The Anatomy of Sports Injuries are 350 images. This second edition includes updated illustrations and more anatomical information and is for every sports player or fitness enthusiast who has been injured and would like to know what the injury involves, how to rehabilitate the area, and how to prevent complications or injury in the future.
About the Author
BRAD WALKER is a health science graduate of the University of New England and has postgraduate accreditations in athletics, swimming, and triathlon coaching. He has coached elite level and world champion athletes from sports as diverse as triathlon, motorcycle racing, rollerskating, squash, and baseball and has lectured extensively on sports injury prevention and rehabilitation. Walker is an authority on stretching and flexibility, having written more books and articles on on the subjects than any other author. His work has been featured on About.com, Athletes.com, BodyBuilding.com as well as Runners World, Bicycling, Triathlete, Swimming and Fitness, and Triathlon Sports. He is founder and CEO of the Stretching Institute and StretchCoach.com, Director of Education for StretchLab, and author of The Anatomy of Stretching and The Anatomy of Sports Injuries.