on 10 September 2009
This is an essential guide for any practicing sport's therapist or student of Sport's Therapy. I purchased this book from Amazon.co.uk a few weeks ago and I was not disappointed. It has a very good overview of sport's injuries and a comprehensive section on assessment and testing.
From a practical treatment perspective, again it is very comprehensive covering a good range of treatment options and modalities:
-Soft Tissue Techniques
-Taping and Strapping
I have used this book a number of times in the last few weeks and in my opinion its strongest point is that the information contained is very much of a practical nature. I have purchased a number of books on sports injuries and sports therapy over the last few years. If you are working in the field of sports injuries and you are looking for a practical book that you can refer to for treatment options then this is the best one out there by far.
on 3 September 2011
I bought this book as I was studying Sports Massage Level 4.
This book has been the most useful of all. It hold information on all aspects of sports related treatments from general massage techniques, including NMT, MET, Trigger points, to special tests and RoM.
It also touches upon basic anatomy & Physiology and diet.
Especially useful are the short summary boxes throughout, which when you are learning for exams you need key points. Also the questions at the back of each chapter are good for testing your memory.
It is linked to online help too.
Very useful "bible"
on 11 July 2011
Really good condition on arrival with no signs of been over-used at all. Took a while to be posted but it was from the other side of the globe so I appreciate the length of time I had to wait, also a great, very informative book, everything you need to know with a range of complex descriptions to novice well explained diagrams etc.