Complementary Sports Medicine Balancing Traditional and Nontraditional Treatments - Complementary Sports Medicine Balancing Traditional and Nontraditional Treatments Balancing traditional and non traditional treatments, Complementary Sports Medicine provides a complete reference and insight into this field. Complementary Sports Medicine discusses ways to train the athlete, not just the symptoms, by looking at the structural, chemical, and emotional health together. The best athlete is a healthy athlete. And the best way to help him or her maintain good health is to offer a sports medicine package that goes beyond traditional injury treatment. That is the premise underlying Complementary Sports Medicine. Aimed at trainers, therapists, physicians, psychologists, and other professionals directly concerned with the health of athletes, this landmark text brings a new perspective to the practice of sports medicine. Authored by a chiropractor with more than 20 years of sports medicine experience, Complementary Sports Medicine describes a combination of traditional and nontraditional therapies that treat the whole athlete rather than just his or her injury. The result is a comprehensive program designed to help athletes not only recover from current injuries but avoid future injuries while they improve overall performance.
With Complementary Sports Medicine, practitioners will be able to:
- Discover and prevent the root causes of injury by understanding factors contributing to physical, emotional, or chemical imbalances
- Educate athletes how they can impact performance and health by understanding and addressing their own physical, emotional, and chemical needs
- Determine which nontraditional therapies will work best for each athlete
- Develop stronger, proactive practitioner patient relationships.
PHILIP MAFFETONE, DC, Has been a chiropractor for more than 20 years and has treated and trained athletes, including world class and professional competitors, in a variety of sports. Author of several books on sports for general audiences, Dr. Maffetone is a member and former chairman of the International College of Applied Kinesiology, a complementary medicine organization devoted to education and research. In 1994, Dr. Maffetone was named Coach of the Year by Triathlete magazine. A member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Foundation for Allied Conservative Therapies research, he earned his DC from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois.