Swimming (Olympic Handbook Of Sports Medicine)

Swimming (Olympic Handbook Of Sports Medicine)

by David L . Costill (Author), ErnestW.Maglischo (Author), Allen B . Richardson (Author)


Written by a sports scientist, a coach and a physician, this text is authored by a team with personal experience as competitive swimmers, in research productivity, coaching success, and the medical care of high performance swimmers and swimming teams. It has been written primarily for athletics trainers and team coaches, but is also intended as a specialist reference for doctors, allied health professionals and for athletes themselves. Chapters cover the characteristics of swimming, including important concepts in propulsion, functional anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics and psychology. Also included are the principles and aims of nutrition, injury including risks, mechanisms of injury, prevention, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation and return to training.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 214
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 24 Sep 1991

ISBN 10: 0632030275
ISBN 13: 9780632030279