Prevention of Injuries and Overuse in Sports

Directory for Physicians, Physiotherapists, Sport Scientists and Coaches

  • Hermann O. Mayr
  • Stefano Zaffagnini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Patricia Thoreux, Pascal Edouard, Antoine Marsaudon, Lise Rochaix
    Pages 1-13
  3. Nicolas Lefevre, Yoann Bohu, Serge Herman, Shahnaz Klouche, Elvire Servien
    Pages 15-25
  4. Felix Fischer, Jacques Menetrey, Mirco Herbort, Peter Gföller, Caroline Hepperger, Christian Fink
    Pages 27-38
  5. Stefano Zaffagnini, Federico Raggi, Jorge Silvério, Joao Espregueira-Mendes, Tommaso Roberti di Sarsina, Alberto Grassi
    Pages 39-55
  6. Antonio Maestro, Gorka Vázquez, Manuel Rodríguez, Xavier Torrallardona
    Pages 71-85
  7. Karlheinz Waibel, Henrique Jones, Christoph Schabbehard, Bernd Thurner
    Pages 87-99
  8. Joris R. Lansdaal, Michel P. J. van den Bekerom, Ann M. J. Cools, Val Jones, Nicolas Lefevre, Elvire Servien
    Pages 101-115
  9. Peter Angele, Helmut Hoffmann, Andrew Williams, Mary Jones, Werner Krutsch
    Pages 117-136
  10. Hermann O. Mayr, Martin Auracher, Max Merkel, Florian Müller, Karlheinz Waibel
    Pages 137-155
  11. Stefano Della Villa, Margherita Ricci, Francesco Della Villa, Mario Bizzini
    Pages 157-166
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 167-172

About this book


This book, published in cooperation with ESSKA, is a comprehensive, evidence-based manual on the prevention of injuries and overuse in sports that will assist physicians, physiotherapists, and trainers in providing excellent mental and physical guidance to athletes. The causes of overuse and sports injuries are carefully analyzed, explaining the medical basis for prevention. In addition, detailed attention is paid to the relationship between sport motivation, risk willingness, tendency to overload, and tendency to increased risk of injury. The reader is effectively trained in mental and physical analysis of the athlete and will gain an appreciation of the influence of the athlete’s environment on susceptibility to injury. Gender-specific differences and the specific risks faced by children and adolescents are identified, and very popular sports such as soccer, alpine skiing, and throwing sports are discussed in individual chapters. Training schedules of value in the context of particular physiotherapeutic and medical interventions are described with the help of illustrations and charts. The authors are team physicians, coaches, sports scientists, training scientists, and physiotherapists involved in high-performance sports and recreational sports.


Injury pattern Prevention program Recovery Regeneration Ski injuries Soccer injuries Training

Editors and affiliations

  • Hermann O. Mayr
    • 1
  • Stefano Zaffagnini
    • 2
  1. 1.Schoen Clinic Munich HarlachingMunichGermany
  2. 2.Istituti Ortopedico Rizzoli Clinica Ortopedica Traumatologica IBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ESSKA 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-47705-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-47706-9
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