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Musculoskeletal Trauma: Implications for Sports Injury ManagementGary Delforge
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264 pages

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When sports injuries occur, health care clinicians face a difficult challenge: to get athletes back to activity safely and quickly with minimal risk of reinjury.

Musculoskeletal Trauma: Implications for Sports Injury Management will provide you with a conceptual framework for clinical decision making in the therapeutic management of sport-related soft tissue injuries, fractures, and proprioceptive/sensorimotor impairments. This well-organized book identifies major categories of therapeutic intervention that parallel the sequential events of tissue healing after musculoskeletal injury. It provides you with sound rationale for development of progressive therapeutic strategies.

Author Gary Delforge organized this book according to three main categories of sport injuries to enhance your understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, specific tissue healing mechanisms, and associated implications for therapeutic intervention.

This easy-to-follow book begins with an introduction to clinical decision making and a review of basic concepts in sports injury management, provides detailed content on the pathology and treatment implications of the three major sports injury types, and concludes with a presentation of conceptual guidelines for sports injury assessment and rehabilitation.

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Using a problem-solving approach to the treatment of sports injuries, this book will help you develop effective therapeutic strategies-from initial injury management through rehabilitation and return to activity. It will enhance your ability to plan comprehensive rehabilitation programs and select therapeutic techniques based on knowledge of typical tissue responses to musculoskeletal trauma.

About the Author

Gary Delforge, EdD, ATC, draws from more than 40 years of experience as a certified athletic trainer and educator. Most recently, he served as director of the sports health care department at the Arizona School of Health Sciences, a division of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he developed an NATA-accredited master's degree program in athletic training. For 32 years he was associated with the University of Arizona, where he served for 7 years as head athletic trainer before devoting his time to curriculum development and teaching in athletic training.

As an active member of the NATA for many years, Dr. Delforge chaired the NATA Professional Education Committee and served as a member of the NATA board of directors. He is also a recipient of the Sayers "Bud" Miller Distinguished Athletic Training Educator award and a member of the NATA Hall of Fame.

He has written many journal articles and book chapters and presented frequently at national and regional meetings. Dr. Delforge earned his EdD in rehabilitation administration at the University of Arizona and a master's degree in health, physical education, and recreation at Kent State University.

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Reference for athletic trainers, physical therapists, sports medicine physicians, and physician assistants. Supplemental text for athletic training and sport health care.

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