The Athlete s Book of Home Remedies

Author: Jordan Metzl
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609612353
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Identify, treat, and--most important--prevent common debilitating sports injuries and medical conditions. Whether you're a hardcore competitor or a weekend warrior, this book belongs on your shelf. The Athletes Book of Home Remedies is your go-to resource for safe, effective, do-it-yourself treatments whether you have a strain, sprain, or pain that you've never felt before. When you get hurt, you have fears. You have questions. Ice or heat? Should I see a doctor? Will I need surgery? This book answers those questions and allays those fears. Dr. Jordan Metzl, one of the nation's leading sports medicine physicians, breaks down all the information into easy-to-follow strategies for effective self-treatment--while letting you know in no uncertain terms when you should go see your own doctor, pronto. The book also answers other common training questions like, "What should I eat to fuel my workouts?" and "What exercises can I do to prevent injury and perform at the next level?" Understand: Metzl isn't just a doctor. He's an elite athlete, having completed 9 Ironman triathlons and 29 marathons. He understands the mind of the athlete, how psychologically devastating any injury can be, and what it takes to get you back in your game as quickly and safely as possible. In The Athlete's Book of Home Remedies, you'll find: Eye-popping anatomical illustrations of each injury, detailed symptoms, how the injury happens, and how to fix it The secret system of the body that you can tap to boost performance and prevent injury Concussions: What you need to know The most annoying sports maladies ever--from athlete's foot to side stitches--cured! The Iron Strength Workouts: Intense, total-body exercise routines for all fitness levels designed to build injury-proof athletes Two comprehensive eating plans, each with a week's worth of meals engineered to fit the specific nutrition needs for endurance training or strength training Dozens of sneaky tips for gaining an edge in any sport

Using a Map Compass

Author: Don Geary
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811743993
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Choosing and operating a compass, interpreting maps, navigating in the wild, and handling outdoor emergencies.

Great Feet for Life

Author: Paul Langer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781577491590
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Over a lifetime, our feet carry us more than 100,000 miles and endure tens of millions of pounds of total impact. Unless we take good care of our feet as we age, our ability to stay active and independent can be threatened. Healthy feet provide the foundation for healthy aging. Written by a podiatrist, Great Feet for Life covers every important aspect of footcare and footwear, including: nail care, calluses and corns, shoe selection, insoles & orthotics, skin care, arthritis, footcare products, common foot conditions and injuries, heel pain, hammertoes & bunions, shoe comfort. Great Feet for Life offers simple, step-by-step instructions for self-care. There is even a chapter on staying active, maintaining good balance, and preventing falls. Whether you are caring for yourself or someone else, this book is your complete footcare and footwear resource for healthy aging. Book jacket.

The Whole Foot Book

Author: Brett Ryan Fink, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1936303248
Format: PDF
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The Whole Foot Book is the definitive reference for anyone suffering from foot pain. While many books review the basic treatment of foot and ankle conditions, The Whole Foot Book enlightens the reader with an understanding of the underlying causes of foot and ankle problems in easy to understand language. The Whole Foot Book provides indispensable information on basic foot problems as well as foot anatomy and biomechanics, systemic disorders, and nail and dermatological problems. This comprehensive resource covers footwear basics, prevention, and treatments along with clear diagrams, photos, and charts that demonstrate techniques and solutions. It covers common foot problems faced by diabetics, seniors, and athletes, including bunions, hammer toes, corns, calluses, warts, and skin maladies. In also features a chapter on choosing the proper footwear, gives advice on when to seek professional attention and helps you to understand when foot surgery is not and is not necessary, and highlights recent advances in foot surgery. But The Whole Foot Book goes further and addresses less common issues including neuropathy, blood clots, and HIV/Aids among others.

Sports Injuries

Author: Lars Peterson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1841849782
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As more and more people realize the cardiovascular, metabolic, and muscular benefits that regular physical activity provides, the risk for potential injury also increases. In order to provide successful treatment, all persons involved in the management of injury must have a thorough understanding of the healing process of the various tissues and also be familiar with the demands of different types of sports. Written by two world-renowned experts, Sports Injuries, Fourth Edition comprehensively covers the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Essential reading for all athletes, coaches/trainers, physiotherapists, and doctors, the updated edition of this highly popular and well-established textbook skillfully integrates scientific background and evidence with practical application. Topics covered include: Individual risk factors for sports injuries Effects of physical inactivity on the tissues Head and face injuries in sport Cervical, thoracic and abdominal injuries in sport Back and spine injuries in sport Outdoor activities during extreme conditions Sports injuries of the lower and upper extremities Injuries in sport for the disabled Richly illustrated with more than 650 color drawings and photographs, this book covers injuries resulting from the full range of international sports. For each type of injury examined, it details the symptoms, mechanism of injury, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation protocols, and key points—clearly stating what both non-medical and medical professionals should do in each case of injury. This easy-to-follow textbook features a glossary of key terms and protocols with rehabilitation exercises to provide readers with a solid understanding about how to effectively treat, rehabilitate, and prevent sports injuries.

The Blister Prone Athlete s Guide to Preventing Foot Blisters

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780646943572
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Foot blisters can be tricky to avoid. New shoes, hot days, sweaty feet, hard surfaces, steep hills, longer distances. It can feel like you've tried everything but you still get blisters and you have no idea why. The fact is, stock-standard blister prevention techniques don't always work, especially for those a little more blister prone than others. Thankfully, when you understand the four factors that combine to cause blisters, it changes everything. And I'm not talking about heat, moisture and friction. If you want to get on top of blisters in sport - these are a given! You need to find solutions knowing it's going to be hot and sweaty in your shoes and friction levels are high.In The Blister Prone Athlete's Guide to Preventing Foot Blisters, the author outlines the best preventive strategies for the ten most common foot blister locations. It doesn't matter what sport you play, what climate you live in or how blister prone you are, preventing blisters can be easy. But you need to consider each anatomical location on its own merits. This is what it takes to get on top of blisters when basic blister prevention techniques are not enough.

Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment

Author: John Gallucci, Jr.
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1936303655
Format: PDF
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Written by the medical coordinator for Major League Soccer and experienced physical therapist who treats athletes of all ages and abilities, a comprehensive guide to the best training, strengthening, stretching, nutrition, and hydration regimens to prevent the most common soccer injuries as well as expert explanations and advice on how to treat injuries if they occur. Including universal health and fitness recommendations as well as advice targeted to specific age groups and levels of play, Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide to Optimal Performance for Players, Parents, and Coaches is an essential book for every player, parent, and coach.

Running Injury Free

Author: Joseph Ellis
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623361257
Format: PDF, Docs
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Running Injury-Free uses anecdotal examples from Ellis's own patients and experiences in order to discuss injury-prevention, treatment, and recovery. He implements a clinical approach toward treating the most common running-related injuries, as well as providing detailed background situations to describe how each injury can happen, so the reader can recognize poor habits or compare training and running practices in his or her own experience. In this updated version, content relating to shoes and shoe selection, "over the counter" treatments, orthotic techniques and materials, Piriformis Syndrome, chiropractic medicine and acupuncture, stretching techniques, nutrition and supplements, injuries related to minimalist runners, as well as running issues for women, children, and endurance runners will be updated to reflect timely practices and research.

The Runner s Guide to Healthy Feet and Ankles

Author: Briam W. Fullem
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN: 9781510708945
Format: PDF
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In the sport of running, there is no more important piece of equipment than your feet. In The Runner’s Guide to Healthy Feet and Ankles, distinguished sports physician Brian W. Fullem provides you with essential information on how to best take care of these important appendages. With sections on injury prevention, helpful foot exercises, and other key areas of maintaining foot health, The Runner’s Guide to Healthy Feet and Ankles is indispensable to any serious runner. Within its pages discover: * How to find the best sneaker for your foot type * How to identify the difference between soreness and actual injury * How to select the best supplements to take to prevent future problems * When to undergo foot surgery * And dozens more tips for maintaining optimal foot health With The Runner’s Guide to Healthy Feet and Ankles, you’ll have all the information that you’ll ever need to race your way to a future filled with fast times and strong feet.