Training the Injured Athlete

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Allen Hedrick
28 minutes

To the degree possible, coaches try to protect their athletes from injury by having them as physically prepared as possible to meet the demands of their sport. In reality, injuries are an inevitable part of sport. When athletes are injured, one of the primary goals must be for them to maintain as high a level of conditioning as possible, while avoiding aggravating the injury site so that when they are ready to return to competition, they are as physically prepared as possible. In that regard, Training the Injured Athlete demonstrates various exercise options that can be employed to condition athletes who are injured.

Among the topics covered:

  • Knee, ankle, and foot injuries
  • Lower-body exercises
  • Upper-body exercises
  • Hand, wrist, and shoulder injuries
  • Lower-body exercises
  • Upper-body exercises
  • Manual-resistance exercises
  • Rib and back injuries