PART A EXERCISE AND HEALTH discusses the global public health problem of physical inactivity and includes a chapter on nutrition. PART B MANAGING MEDICAL PROBLEMS considers the effect of activity levels on the most common medical issues, such as obesity, diabetes and cancer, as well as others. PART C ENVIRONMENT focuses on the effects of heat, cold, altitude and being underwater on the athlete and includes a chapter on the built environment and its influence on activity levels. PART D SPECIFIC GROUPS includes issues relating to treating children, older people and people with disability and discusses female-specific and transgender and intersex issues in sport. PART E PERFORMANCE AND ETHICS discusses nutrition for performance, legal issues, genetics, harassment and abuse, and drugs and the athlete. PART F PRACTICAL SPORTS MEDICINE provides best practice medical advice regarding emergencies and endurance events, including multisport endurance events.
These topics are discussed via clear text, abundant clinical and other photos and relevant imaging. New data is obtained from research published in peer-reviewed journal articles and the reader is directed to the online references for further information. Tables and diagrams throughout illustrate the key concepts.
New tables summarise vast amounts of evidence to provide take-home messages. Primary sources are readily available.
Boxes throughout the chapters focus on specific topics.
The 53 world-renowned co-authors bring a truly global perspective to the book.
Case studies provide real-world examples of issues discussed in the chapter.
Practice pearls and Need to know
Practice pearls are a valuable feature that provide clinical tips and important information to keep in the forefront of your mind.
Over 3000 carefully chosen references. A comprehensive list of references for each chapter can be found here: www.mhhe.com/au/CSM5e.