Hands on Sports Therapy covers the whole range of subjects required for college courses in Sports Therapy. It is an introduction to the field of sports therapy covering the basic theory of fitness and exercise. The book is aimed at both students and experienced therapists looking to upgrade their skills, and will be clear, informative and very practical.
Keith Ward is at the Cranfield School of Management.
SECTION 1: THE THEORY BEHIND THE PRACTICE Sports therapy in context Anatomy and physiology for sports therapy Preparation for therapeutic practice Physical and biomechanical assessment techniques Sports injury overview Nutrition SECTION 2: THE PRACTICE Sports and remedial massage techniques Passive stretch and friction techniques Neuro-muscular, positional release and muscle Energy techniques Electro-therapy, cryotherapy and thermal therapy Taping and strapping techniques Remedial exercise techniques Fitness testing techniques Glossary of terms Appendices Index