Brukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine PDF
Humans were not designed to sit at desks all day and in front of televisions all evening, and this physical inactivity is related to a host of health-related issues. Increasing physical activity is one very powerful way to mitigate many of the health issues we face today, and programs such as the Healthy People 2020 initiative and the Exercise is Medicine campaign encourage individuals to remain active throughout their lifetime. As people become more involved in sport and exercise, sports medicine becomes increasingly important, and Clinical Sports Medicine has understandably become what we in the US refer to as the “PDR” (Physicians’ Desk Reference) of sports medicine.
For my UK colleagues the translation is “BNF” (British National Pormu· lary). This text is extremely comprehensive, covering fundamental principles of biomechanics, diagnosis and treatment, regional musculoskeletal injuries, and medical problems. The text also addresses those practical issues of sports medicine that are often missing from other texts, such as dealing with athletic teams, covering endurance events, and working with the elite athlete. The organization of the text makes it remarkably easy to use, including such features as color-coded book sections, flow diagrams to reinforce concepts, and tables that clearly organize information. Vicky Earle’s anatomical drawings are truly among the best in the business. All these features put an astounding wealth of information at the reader’s fingertips. This information has been assembled by a group of over 100 expe· rienced and world-class physical therapists, physicians, and scientis ts. These co-authors provide up-to-date references when available, and clearly state when evidence is lacking.