Nowhere near as complete as texts that concentrate solely on stretching, but nevertheless good information. In terms of injury prevention, there is also some good advice concerning equipment, workout surfaces, proper footwear, protective equipment, and jewellery. The emphasis of chapter two is on strength and conditioning. The second edition of the first edition, which was less than 10 pages, was extended. In other sources, however, much more information on this subject is found, but it is good to include it here because strength training and conditioning can help prevent injuries.Visit Accident and Injury Care, Chiropractic and Massage for more details.
The third section is about eating to compete. The basics of competition-oriented food. Some good tips, but again very limited compared to resources that concentrate solely on nutritional eating and performance. Chapter four was treatment for injuries, and this is one of the chapters for which I purchased the book. Taping techniques for the ankle, feet, toes, shins, knee, elbow, wrist & hand, and fingers & thumbs are provided in the chapter. Chapter five continues to take care of injuries with the things I wanted from this book. Topics include conversations on sprains, strains, ruptures, types of fractures, ice & heat, and good advice on how to care for a plethora of fundamental injuries all around.
Additional information was added to the second edition, like some of the earlier chapters. Chapter six dealt with some common circumstances that may influence athletes. It was relatively brief and provided asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and seizure disorders, and migraine headaches with some basics. I would suggest learning more than this book provides if you have a student with one of these conditions, but this at least gives you a little knowledge. Some forms and information for school owners are contained in the seventh chapter, including what your first aid kit should contain. Chapter eight is a few pages long and provides some information for your tournament on the organisation of a sports medicine team.