Sports-Specific Rehabilitation

Sports-Specific Rehabilitation

By Robert A. Donatelli, PhD, PT, OCS, National Director, Sports Specific Rehabilitation; Developer, Strengthen Your Game Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement Programs for Athletes, Las Vegas, Nevada

Section 1: Basic Science of Soft Tissues

Chapter 1: Basic Science of Ligaments and Tendons Related to Rehabilitation

Section 2: Muscle Physiology: The Foundation for Exercise Prescription

Chapter 2: Understanding Muscle Contraction

Chapter 3: Anaerobic Metabolism During Exercise

Chapter 4: Aerobic Metabolism During Exercise

Section 3: Muscle Fatigue, Muscle Damage, and Overtraining Concepts

Chapter 5: Muscle Fatigue

Chapter 6: Muscle Damage

Chapter 7: Physiological Effects of Overtraining and Detraining

Section 4: Pathophysiology of Overuse Injury in the Athlete

Chapter 8: Pathophysiology of Injury to the Overhead Throwing Athlete

Chapter 9: The Anatomy of the Core-Muscle Imbalance Pathophysiology

Chapter 10: From the Core to the Floor-Overuse Injury

Section 5: Core Evaluation: Sports-Specific Testing

Chapter 11: Evaluation of Glenohumeral Joint in Overhead Throwing Athlete

Chapter 12: How to Evaluate the Core

Section 6: Physiological Basis of Exercise Specific to Sport

Chapter 13: Strength Training Concepts in the Athlete

Chapter 14: Plyometrics

Chapter 15: Neuromuscular Training

Chapter 16: Manual Therapy: Mobilization, Manipulation of the Spine and Extremeties

Section 7: Special Considerations for the Athlete

Chapter 17: Nutrition for the Athlete

Appendix A: Pathophysiology of the Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot and Ankle Overuse Injuries

Appendix B: Surgical Considerations for the Athlete