For elite athletes, pain and injury are normal. In a challenge to the orthodox medical model, this book makes it clear that pain and injury cannot be understood in terms of physiology alone, and examines the influence of social and cultural processes on how athletes experience pain and injury. It raises a series of key social and ethical questions about the culture of 'playing hurt', the role of coaches and medical staff, the deliberate infliction of pain in sport, and the use of drugs.
This book begins by providing three different perspectives on the topic of pain and injury in sport, and goes on to discuss:
* pain, injury and performance
* the deliberate infliction of pain and injury
* the management of pain and injury
* the meaning of pain and injury.
Taylor and Francis; January 2005
- ISBN 9781134248759
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- Title: Pain and Injury in Sport
- Author: Sigmund Loland (ed.); Berit Skirstad (ed.); Ivan Waddington (ed.)
In The Press
'This text is essiential reading for anyone who wants to understand more about the culture of elite sport.' - The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 8, July 2006
'Overall, I liked this book a great deal and those of us who treat athletes would find many items of interest. There is plenty to challenge the clinician and it is generally well written. The evidence base varies greatly between chapters, but this is largely the function of the various topics under review. This book should be in the libraries of major sports institutes.' - BJSM C Milne
About The Author
Sigmund Loland is Professor and Head of Section of Sport, Culture and Society at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo. Berit Skirstad is Associate Professor and responsible for Sport Management at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo. Ivan Waddington is Visiting Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo; the Centre for Research into Sport and Society, University College Chester, UK; and the Centre for Sports Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland.