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This best-selling resource gives you an easy-to-use, one-stop guide to all aspects of childhood sports preparation, participation, and injury treatment. 

The newly enhanced and updated second edition covers safety and risk-management considerations; procedural how-to's for the preparticipation physical examination; the latest treatment recommendations on proper nutrition for athletes; proven injury prevention guidelines; detailed treatments for dozens of injuries; and more.

Topics have been selected to reflect the health and safety issues most likely to be encountered by primary care practitioners. Numerous color photos and illustrations bring the authoritative text to life. 

New in the 2nd edition!

  • New Bonus full-color symptom locator poster
  • All-new chapters on nutrition and weight control; performance-enhancing substances; risks of injury during sports participation; acute and overuse shoulder injuries
  • Important new findings on issues specific to the female athlete

Contents include:

  • Assessing physical and emotional readiness for athletic participation
  • Effects of training and competition on child development
  • Nutrition, weight loss, and performance-enhancing substances
  • Athletic participation for physically challenged children
  • Evaluation and treatment of both medical and musculoskeletal injuries
  • Guidelines for returning to athletics after injury
  • Recommendations for specialty referral

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