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by Mark L. Fuerst,Allan M. Levy

A very comprehensive and well-written book about the most common tennis injuries. I certainly wish something like this had been available 25 years ago.--Fred Stolle, member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.""Maintaining fitness is a high priority for people of all ages, especially those of us addicted to tennis. This book can help you improve not only your game but your quality of life as well.""--David N. Dinkins, USTA and USPTR Board Member and former mayor of New York City.""It would be hard to find a more comprehensive or comprehensible guide to preparing for tennis play, not to mention preventing and treating tennis injuries. Every tennis player--beginning, intermediate, and advanced--could benefit from Dr. Levy's and Mark Fuerst's efforts.""--Shimon-Craig Van Collie, author of Tennis: The Lifetime Sport.From the authors of the classic Sports Injury Handbook, this top-notch manual of easy-to-follow tennis do's and don'ts is all you need to prevent injuries, treat common symptoms, and improve your conditioning, flexibility, and strength, so you can pick up the pace on your serve or unload a return that won't come back. Dr. Allan Levy's practical knowledge of tennis fitness is indispensable for players at every skill level--from absolute beginners to club champions.Developed from his own experience treating recreational and professional tennis players, Dr. Levy's program features refreshingly simple stretches and exercises you can do on or off the court. For ease of use, the main part of the book is organized by area of the body. You'll learn how to recognize and treat injuries and determine when it is safe to play again. Packed with clear illustrations and practical advice, the Tennis Injury Handbook features:* Specific training ideas to improve your game and prevent injuries.* Easy-to-follow techniques for stretching, conditioning, and rehabilitation.* Expert advice on what foods to eat before, during, and after playing.* The pluses and minuses of a variety of tennis gadgets on the market.* A complete guide to tennis injuries from head to toe--how to recognize them and how to heal them.
Download Tennis Injury Handbook: Professional Advice for Amateur Athletes epub
ISBN: 0471248541
ISBN13: 978-0471248545
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Author: Mark L. Fuerst,Allan M. Levy
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (June 1, 1999)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1102 kb
FB2 size: 1737 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 482
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If you are interested in this book, there is a good probability you are a pretty good player of middle age. In your youth your body felt invulnerable. You could play all day long injure free. Now, with a full life and little exercise during the working week you are facing an onslaught of tennis injuries. This is the fate of zillions of former high school and college players.

The title of the book alone reminds one how tasking tennis is on aging joints. You won't find similar books related to surfing, swimming , or biking. All these sports are associated with very smooth motions absent of any shock on the joints. But, tennis is just the opposite.

The book serves as an encyclopedia of all the injuries you could potentially face playing tennis. The author being an M.D. specializing in sports medicine does an excellent job in imparting information about diagnostic, prevention, and treatment for each one of them. Explanations of exercises are very clear associated with precise drawings that leaves no doubt about what you should be doing.

I am just in the midst of nursing an Achilles tendon and plantar fasciitis. The author has provided me all the info I need to treat these conditions. I am doing the related exercises. And, I am already feeling much better. In probably just a few weeks, I should be able to get back on the courts reasonably safely.

For your own sake, I hope you don't need this book. But, if you do don't hesitate getting it. I think it is excellent in imparting information on sport medicine that your typical general practitioner won't know.
Only four stars because the cover is different than what is shown. When I order a product, I expect it to look like what is shown.
The best thing about this book are the workout tips that will help you avoid injury. That's mainly what I got out of it. I've played tennis for twenty years and I've had just about every tennis injury there is. I've found that if I work out smartly using light weights and focusing on those areas where muscle imbalances occur that I can help avoid the repetitive stress injuries that are prone to tennis players. This book is not real detailed but it's a place to start.

James Pinneo
Tulsa, Ok
The book is good but a little old, and i dont mean the book looked old. Easy to read and glad i bought
I like the way the injury Handbook is explained and have found the book very good I tended to go to the areas of the book that were relevant to me and did find it handy and will keep it for references in future although of course by following its suggestions Im sure they will be lesser in the future
Not much of Debt in the manual.
This is an excellent book to have if you are a tennis player. Injuries do happen playing tennis and it is good to have a single source to help you know what is the injury, how to recuperate. I liked the strengthening exercises in the book as well.
I bought it for the tennis specific strengthening and physical therapy exercises. Very happy with the purchase!