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The Anatomy of Sports Injuries [Paperback]

Brad Walker
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2 Mar 2007
Books on sports injuries are common, but "The Anatomy of Sports Injuries" takes a more fundamental approach than the others, taking the reader inside the body to show exactly what is happening when a sports injury occurs. At the heart of the book are 300 full-color illustrations that illustrate the sports injury, together with 200 line drawings of stretching, strengthening, and rehabilitation exercises that the reader should use to speed up their recovery process. 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.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lotus Publishing (2 Mar 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905367066
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905367061
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 26.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 271,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This second edition of an already highly popular book for anyone who has experienced sports injuries features 25 per cent more anatomy text and drawings and new colour illustrations of the rehabilitation exercises. This is a classic easy-to-read reference book that features 120 injuries that any recreational runner, or professional athlete, could suffer from. Each sports injury is thoroughly examined via: the anatomy and physiology involved, possible causes, signs and symptoms, complications, immediate treatment, rehabilitation procedures and long-term prognosis. The RF office rated the illustrated rehabilitation exercises at the end of each injury section, and we liked the focus on a thorough approach to prevention; both provide invaluable insight into what our bodies are doing, and why. If you have a recurring injury, and want to get to the root of the problem, how to rehabilitate the area and prevent further complications in the future, this book is worth a read. --Running Fitness magazine

For those who play sport and athletics in particular, one thing is certain: you will pick up an injury of some description and when it occurs it is usually a complete surprise. Months and years of training along with carefully laid plans can be put in disarray if a quick and positive remedy is not found. The author, Brad Walker, shows in this updated and expanded edition exactly what is happening inside your body when injury strikes. With more than 250 pages, 300 full colour anatomical illustrations and more than 100 colour drawings, the book suggests stretching, strengthening and rehabilitation exercises to help speed up the recovery process. It covers everything from an explanation of injuries, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation before delving into great detail of each and every body injury site, which is literally from tip to toe with nothing excluded! While most athletes associate injury problems with muscle and joint aches and pains, Walker also gives useful advice on such malaises as black nail and ingrown toenail. Not only are the necessary treatments explained, but also the cause, symptoms complications, prevention and long term prognosis. --Athletics Weekly magazine

This is a well-presented book, which is both clear and readable for both new and experienced osteopaths, particularly for sport. The anatomy, sports injuries and rehabilitation techniques cover a simple but useful approach. The diagrams are helpful and could be a useful tool to show patients how the injury has affected the anatomy structures. All round, a useful book to have in a clinic. --Emma Clarkson BSc (Hons) Ost, BSc (Hons) Sport, The Osteopath (magazine of the General Osteopathic Council) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Brad Walker, Assoc. Dip. Health Science (Sport and Exercise) is a prominent Australian sports trainer with more than 20 years' experience in the health and fitness industry. Brad graduated from the University of New England, and has postgraduate accreditations in athletics, swimming, and triathlon coaching.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars C 30 May 2010
This book is brilliant. I am a therapist but not a physio & I feel I need to know more than I know - this book helps enormously in helping me tell clients how to help themselves after they have left me as well as helping me to understand more injuries than I have been trained. Very good structure too as it is split into parts of the body. My only suggestion to improve this would be if there were more illustrations of the exercises/movements to aid rehab as they at the moment can appear a little unclear in some.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good - does the job 3 Jun 2009
I give it 4 stars due to the lack of descriptions for rehabilitation exercise drawings, but apart from that this is realy good concise reference book. Very pleased with it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Thoughts on the anatomy of sports injuries 5 Sep 2013
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I was treating a painful piriformis muscle. The info. was meagre and not so useful, whilst the "anatomy of stretching" certainly was much more helpful. I am sure this book will prove invaluable for me at some stage or another and it will remain on my bookshelves.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference Book 28 Aug 2011
Excellent reference book with clear anatomical diagrams, descriptions of every possible injury with suggestions for rehabilitation exercises. As someone who is more of an First Aider than physotherapist I know this will be useful when advising colleagues as to whether they should seek more specialist advice. Certainly a book that will expand my understanding; I imagine it would be invaluable to someone who works in sports medicine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sports Injuries by Brad Walker 12 Jun 2011
This book is really helpful when you are training in sports massage, it gives you an overview of the injury and exercises to help prevent injury. I used it for my ITEC sports massage diploma and for VCTC sports massage. This book is also really useful when you first start treating people by yourself as it covers some injuries you might not have covered in classes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good! 14 April 2011
By J.L.W.B
This is another great book by Walker, he has written another good one worth reading which is on stretching (if there are others I've not got there yet!)

This book covers the main injuries faced by those that exercise, weather through over-use or sceletal alignment (eg, either the fault of the exerciser or not the fault of the exerciser!) I read this book to find out about a pain I can but didn't know where or what it was, it didn't take me long at all to locate the muscle and find ideas on what to do. Solutions given involve easy to read pictures on stretches and a written paragraph describing whats best. To the point and easy to follow.

I like how the muscles in question are coloured in a sort of pale red, the rest of the body remains in black and white making it very easy to follow and very easy to use.

My only negatives are that it needs to be more portaible, a flash-card version, spiral bound version (as pages do not stay open) or even just to somehow make it lighter to carry as its too heavy to take to the gym with me when I already have a heavy bag.

I think it would also be great if there were books with more detail expanding on some of the injuries as although this book is well written, its only an introduction and if you have any of the injuries your going to want to find out more, this book is too general to give that information but does serve as a helpful introduction to most of the main injuries you can come across.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful 8 Nov 2010
Im currently studying a Sports Massage course and injuries are a big part , so i was hoping for a book that would help with my studies, and this book did not let me down. It not only explains injuries but also explains about the muscles how they work, and offers exercises to help. Good All round book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best buy 28 Aug 2009
sports injuries book is easy to read and understand, great to support to my studies and research, this book is like my 'bible' i take it to my work placement to read up on injuries the players are or have suffered. great price.
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Published 25 days ago by Lee Sanderson
4.0 out of 5 stars extremely quick delivery and good easy read guide
I was impressed with the delivery time of this book - next day on standard delivery! The book itself although in great detail is a very 'user friendly' , well structured read with... Read more
Published 2 months ago by G
5.0 out of 5 stars Great technical manual
Mixture of stretching and anatomy. This is a really good technical guide showing you the real information behind stretching. Brad Walker has done another beaut!
Published 3 months ago by Kath S
5.0 out of 5 stars Helps in all aspects
This book has helped in all aspects of my life not only with my own conditions, but with clients who have come to me looking for advice, a defo thumber (used for reference alot)
Published 4 months ago by kiki
5.0 out of 5 stars sporties injuries
good purchase,clean,colouful,easy reading.I thought it would be thicker but colour makes up for glad i bought this book.very informative.
Published 5 months ago by joanne woodward
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
A great book which details many of the common sporting injuries people suffer. Not to technical but still gives lots of useful information.
Published 8 months ago by john mc keever
5.0 out of 5 stars Purchasing The Anatomy of Sports Injuries
As a distance runner of forty years experience I found Brad Walkers second edition The Anatomy of Sports Injuries an excellent purchase. Read more
Published 11 months ago by David George Jackson
4.0 out of 5 stars manuel medicin
a book just as the other 2. it is a very good book lead when you have a problem with a patient.
Published 12 months ago by Susanne Kragelund
5.0 out of 5 stars Great item
Great illustrations and easy to follow treatment sequences, easy to understand and very informative when using with my Sports Massage clients
Published 15 months ago by Natalie Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful
This book was the most helpful book for my Sport injuries and prevention module. It came quickly and soon I had friends begging me to let them see the book. Read more
Published 17 months ago by jammy2399
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