The Shoulder in Sport: Management, rehabilitation, and prevention
Andrea Fusco, Andrea Foglia, Frank Musarra, and Marco Testa
Churchill Livingstone, 2008
The Shoulder in Sport is a specialty text, authored by expert physiotherapists, Fusco, Foglia, Musarra, and Testa. This book illustrates a multidisciplinary approach to the shoulder health of athletes and through its specific application to sport, is a valuable educational tool for all professionals involved in sport injury management.
The Shoulder in Sport is divided into 5 sections. Section I, Functional Anatomy and Recent Biomechanical Discoveries is the blueprint of this book, detailing the normal structures, congenital anomalies, and vital mechanics of the complete shoulder system. Section II, Pathology, Clinical Aspects and Diagnostic Imaging systematically and comprehensively includes the components of shoulder injury and dysfunction in sport. Its first two chapters cover the two most common pathologies (shoulder instability and impingement syndromes) and are followed by the epidemiology of shoulder lesions in sport, specialist examination, and diagnostic imaging. The final chapter in this section pertains to functional examinations and describes a thorough approach for clinical shoulder evaluation in manual therapy. Section III, Surgical Treatment, details the indications, methods, and solutions of operative management in sport-related shoulder pathology. Section IV, Rehabilitation, Training and Prevention incorporates the progression of rehabilitation principles with functional training considerations and transitions its chapters into a practical manual for the sports specific demographic. Lastly, Section V, Current Trends in Surface Electromyography, outlines the theory, methodology, and practical application of surface EMG in sport injury prevention, as well as its potential role in sport injury management.
The Shoulder in Sport is rich in content and up to date, and excludes very little in the medical management of shoulder injuries in sport. Supported by dozens of articles per chapter, this text can be utilized by many different professionals to gain a better conceptualization of this functionally important anatomical region. For the clinician, a broader knowledge and understanding of the etiology of shoulder pain in sport is given. For the surgeon, a better appreciation of the rehabilitation principles and determinants is provided. Lastly, for the rehabilitation specialist, a complete surgical picture and the application of electromyography are rendered. Irrefutably, The Shoulder in Sport is an educational resource highly recommended for the sport medicine community.