This is an important addition to the sports medicine literature because it addresses issues that are critical for player health and safety and performance. -- Doody's Reviews (starred review)
Authored by renowned UEFA specialists in the medical care of football players, this three-volume series-sourced from the course materials used in UEFA's Doctor Education Program-aims to familiarize clinicians with a structured system of assessment and care in dealing with the wide variety of injuries that can afflict the professional footballer. Volume 3 covers a range of multidisciplinary topics that aim to ensure that players can compete safely and maintain peak fitness and performance, while preventing disabling injuries insofar as possible.
Key Topics of Volume 3:
- Nutritional supplements
- Prescreening of players
- Psychological and other risk factors
- Head injuries and concussion: screening, diagnosis, management
- Injury prevention and rehabilitation
- Practical help in providing medical service at matches
The Encyclopedia of Football Medicine will be essential reading for physicians working for football teams, orthopaedists, sports medicine physicians, and specialised physical therapists.