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Martial Arts Injuries: Prevention and Management

By Neil Barua , Andy Roosen

ISBN: 9781861267320
PUBLISHED: 2005
PAGES: 128
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 235x165 mm
INSIDE: 30 black & white photographs 120 line drawings

Any martial artist serious about training effectively without enduring unnecessary setbacks caused by injuries will find this book to be essential reading.

Outlines how the body works as this is of crucial significance if the martial artist is to respond appropriately to injuries. Considers all aspects of injury prevention including warming up, the importance of a safe environment, protective equipment, medical support, physical conditioning, correct movement and biomechanics, nutrition and hydration. Provides essential first-aid information and covers the unconscious casualty, the ‘recovery position’, neck and spinal injuries and the required medical equipment. A comprehensive guide to the recognition and treatment of shock, head, upper-limb, chest, abdomen and lower limb injuries.

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