Each year, approximately 30 million students participate in organized sports in the United States, and an estimated 20 percent experience sports-related injuries. Sports injuries come in many forms, but they fall into two general categories: overuse injuries (caused by excessive stress on a muscle or bone) and acute injuries (caused by sudden trauma).
Living with Sports Injuries provides a comprehensive overview of the causes and types of sports injuries, treatment and prevention, and more. Providing a crash course in sports injuries, this new book examines head and neck, shoulder, elbow, and hip injuries, and much more. Written in clear, straightforward language, this user-friendly book includes case studies and dramatized, real-life examples to illustrate the everyday impact of living with sports injuries.
Index. Appendixes. Glossary. Sidebars. Further reading.
About the Author(s)
Clifford D. Stark, D.O., is medical director of sports medicine at Chelsea Piers and a member of the faculty at New York University Langone Medical Center and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He earned a doctor of orthopedic medicine at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, followed by an internship at the Medical College of Virginia. Stark was awarded the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Crozer-Keystone Health System in 2000-2001. He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine. He has extensive sports medicine experience with high school, college, Olympic, and professional athletes in football, wrestling, soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball, martial arts, running, and gymnastics.
Elizabeth Shimer Bowers writes about health for books, magazines, and Web sites. She was the lead author on Natural Hormone Solutions and Natural Calm and has done writing and research for more than 25 other health books, including Prevention's Maximum Immunity, Reader's Digest 1,801 Home Remedies, The Women Doctors' Guide to Health and Healing, and Don't Get Sick. Her articles have been published in Prevention, Runner's World, and Women's Health, among other periodicals. Bowers is a copywriter and copyeditor for HealthyWomen.com. She lives in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.