Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine


Subject categories
  • 145226581X
  • 9781412961158
  • 9781452265810
  • 9781506320106
To request a free 30-day online trial to this product, visit www.sagepub.com/freetrial

With an ever-growing variety of sports and exercise opportunities open to people of all ages, classes, and races, participation in casual sports has blossomed in recent decades, while interest in collegiate and professional sports has continued to soar. The field of sports medicine is thriving in response to the demand for health care professionals to care for people involved in vigorous exercise. Now more than ever, it is imperative that doctors, physical therapists, surgeons, nurses, and alternative medicine practitioners understand and are able to treat effectively the types of conditions stemming from all types of physical activity, ranging from pleasure walking to professional football.

Presenting state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications, this four-volume resource provides the most comprehensive and accessible information available on sports medicine. The Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine describes all aspects of the field with perspectives, concepts, and methods from the medical, behavioral, and social sciences and physical education.

Key Features

· Includes contributions from preeminent healthcare professionals who are renowned experts
· Presents a broad spectrum of entries covering a variety of key topics, a glossary, and two appendices
· Contains more than 550 tables and images, including anatomical drawings, X-rays, and MRI scans
· Illustrates selected diagnostic and treatment techniques step-by-step with more than 200 photographs
· Offers an in-depth examination of the various career opportunities in this area, including orthopedists, athletic trainers, sports psychologists, and nutritionists

Key Themes

· Conditioning and Training
· Diagnosis and Treatment of Sports Injuries
· Diet and Nutrition
· Doping and Performance Enhancement
· Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Kinesiology
· Injuries and Disorders
· Injury Prevention
· Medical Conditions Affecting Sports Participation
· Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
· Special Populations
· Specialties and Occupations in Sports Medicine
· Sports and Society
· Sports and Sports Medicine
· Sports Psychology
· Sports-Specific Injuries
· Women and Sports


  • SAGE Publications; November 2010
  • ISBN 9781452265810
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
  • Author: Micheli, M.D., Lyle J. (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc
Subject categories
  • 145226581X
  • 9781412961158
  • 9781452265810
  • 9781506320106

In The Press

"Micheli’s Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine is indispensable for any sports medicine collection. This authoritative, comprehensive, and extensive four-volume work is also available electronically. Topics range from the physical and psychological needs of athletes young and old to the diagnosis and treatment of various health conditions related to sports medicine... The highlight of this encyclopedia is the extensive collection of step-by-step instructions and images that illustrate a variety of taping and bracing techniques used in sports medicine. Summing Up: Essential. Libraries supporting interested upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners."