Open Access Medical Books



Edited by Michael Hamlin, Nick Draper and Yaso Kathiravel .

Open Access .
238 pages .

Survival of the human species is in no small way associated with the tremendous exercise attributes of Homo sapiens honed by evolutionary pressure over millions of years. What other mammal can not only survive but thrive in environments from the bitter cold of the Arctic to the blistering heat of the Sahara. What other animal can push itself to such physical extremes as the human. Although our bodies have adapted over millions of years of evolution, we are still prone to injury and breakdown. Sports, particularly professional sportspeople push their bodies to the limit and over the limit in some cases, resulting in injury and tissue disruption. The first section of this book looks at what happens when injury strikes and describes some of the current issues and novel therapies for sports injuries.
An enormous exercise capacity and the ability to travel large distances to hunt and gather food was one of the Homo sapiens major attributes. Performing such exercise not only allowed the early humans to survive by collecting food but probably also contributed to the physical health of these humans. We are only now just starting to uncover some of the major benefits of maintaining a physically active lifestyle and learning about the undesirable consequences of being inactive. Indeed, recently the American College of Sports Medicine introduced the term ‘Exercise is Medicine’ to highlight the association between exercise and health. In the second section of this book a number of chapters deal with the effect of exercise on health and performance, particularly in sports people (Exercise and Immunity, Iron Supplementation and Physical Performance, The Positive and Negative Aspects of Reactive Oxygen Species to Sports Performance). Another chapter investigates current issues and new approaches to exercise training, particularly in athletes (Real and Simulated Altitude Training and Performance). We hope that the new information within these chapters is of use to the sports physician, coach, physical conditioner, athlete and student, and that the book becomes a useful resource in the field of sports and exercise medicine. I personally wish to thank my two co-editors, Dr. Nick Draper and Dr. Yaso Kathiravel.

Michael Hamlin
Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sport,
Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand



Section 1 Sports Medicine .

 1 Novel Therapies for the Management of Sports Injuries 3 Robi Kelc, Jakob Naranda, Matevz Kuhta and Matjaz Vogrin

 2 The Physiology of Sports Injuries and Repair Processes 43 Kelc Robi, Naranda Jakob, Kuhta Matevz and Vogrin Matjaz

 3 Patellofemoral Instability: Diagnosis and Management 87 Alexander Golant, Tony Quach and Jeffrey Rosen

Section 2 Exercise Medicine .

 4 Exercise and Immunity 121 Hilde Grindvik Nielsen

 5 Iron Supplementation and Physical Performance 141 Chariklia K. Deli, Ioannis G. Fatouros, Yiannis Koutedakis and Athanasios Z. Jamurtas

 6 The Positive and Negative Aspects of Reactive Oxygen Species in Sports Performance 169 Guolin Li

 7 Real and Simulated Altitude Training and Performance 205 Michael J. Hamlin, Nick Draper and John Hellemans

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