Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries

Current Concepts

  • Giancarlo Puddu
  • Arrigo Giombini
  • Alberto Selvanetti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Savio L-Y. Woo, Eric K. Wong, J. Mi Lee, Masayoshi Yagi, Freddie H. Fu
    Pages 1-10
  3. Giuliano Cerulli, Fabrizio Ponteggia, Auro Caraffa, GianCarlo Aisa
    Pages 23-30
  4. Alberto Selvanetti, Arrigo Giombini, Ignazio Caruso
    Pages 43-60
  5. Jean-Pierre Liotard, Gilles Walch
    Pages 61-72
  6. Kevin E. Wilk, James R. Andrews
    Pages 73-93
  7. Antonio Castagnaro
    Pages 94-107
  8. Pierre A. d’Hemecourt, Lyle J. Micheli, Carl Gustafson
    Pages 108-117
  9. Paolo Aglietti, Fabrizio Ponteggia, Francesco Giron
    Pages 118-135
  10. Enrico Giannì, Guglielmo Cerullo, Giancarlo Puddu
    Pages 136-147
  11. Lars Konradsen, F. A. H. Renström
    Pages 154-166
  12. Donald T. Kirkendall, William E. Prentice, William E. Garrett
    Pages 185-193
  13. Kai-Ming Chan
    Pages 194-202
  14. Nick A. Evans, Bal Rajagopalan, William D. Stanish
    Pages 203-211
  15. Piero Faccini, Sabrina Zanolli, Dario Dalla Vedova
    Pages 212-220
  16. Arrigo Giombini, Vittorio Franco, Alberto Selvanetti
    Pages 221-233
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 235-240

About this book


Over the last few years, in the field of sports science and medicine, empirical theories about the treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes have been gradually sup­ ported by a rapid growth of research data and scientific literature. This has permit­ ted a better knowledge of the healing process from injury and/or surgery, and a more appropriate understanding of the biomechanical behavior of several biological structures to load and exercise. We agree with the opinion that development and advancement through a rehabil­ itation program should be based on the type and severity of the lesion, healing time of the injured structures, individual pain tolerance level, possible adopted surgical procedure, and sport-specific biomechanical demands. Currently, the most re cent theories on rehabilitation of the injured athlete em­ phasize the concepts of a multidisciplinary approach, a functional recovery instead of symptomatic improvement, and an early mobilization with the implementation of an individualized program treating the entire body kinetic chains. Among different methods of rehabilitation, the physician should choose those re­ vealing their clinical appropriateness, founded on a validated scientific data and/or proven clinical efficacy. Our goal has been to provide a comprehensive coverage of principles and practi­ cal applications of the rehabilitation methods of the most common sports injuries, and we have tried to combine the variety of expertise and backgrounds of a multidis­ ciplinary group of contributing authors.


Hyperthermie Sports injuries Stosswellen rehabilitation sports injury sports medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Giancarlo Puddu
    • 1
  • Arrigo Giombini
    • 2
  • Alberto Selvanetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinica “Valle Giulia”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Sports Science Institute, Department of MedicineService of Rehabilitation and Functional ReconditioningRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08690-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04369-1
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