Sports Medicine - C.E. Mclaughlin, M.D.

Sports Medicine

By C.E. Mclaughlin, M.D.

  • Release Date: 2012-06-01
  • Genre: Education
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings


It is my intent that this book will provide helpful information to athletes, coaches, trainers, health professionals, students, and all others with a personal interest in the subject of sports medicine. When people hear the term sports medicine, the most common association is that of injury related to sports, and what care is given to an injured athlete.

But the field of sports medicine is much broader in terms of information that athletes at all levels and all ages should have to enhance their enjoyment, safety, and performance in athletics.

The book will cover many additional topics: exercise physiology, fitness testing, exercise and health, nutrition, drug use in athletics, women’s issues in sports medicine, and environmental exposure to heat, sun, and altitude.

The book will introduce you to the most common sports injuries to help the reader understand how medical professionals diagnose and treat such injuries, but it is not intended in any way to substitute for good medical care. Quite simply, if you get hurt in sports and have significant pain or limitation of your exercise or daily activities, you should seek help from your doctor.

The book may be used as a stand-alone reader or in conjunction with courses taught in high schools and colleges.


  • Easy read and great reference to have!

    By calgrad2012
    Regardless of your scientific background, as long as you're interested in sports medicine, this book is very accessible and easy to read. The text is very clear and concise, and the statistics and charts complement the text perfectly. This book gave me a solid and broad foundation to begin studying sports medicine and something that I have referenced while working as an athletic trainer.
  • Very Beneficial

    By BerkStudent
    I took prof. Mclaughlin's Sports medicine course. Not only did the class teach me a lot, but the textbook alone was so beneficial to understanding sports medicine. It is one of the few textbooks I decided to keep reading after I have already finished the class.
  • Sports Medicine, the Whole Picture

    By K_Carr
    This book serves as an excellent guide for any person who is active, concerned about their health, or wants to know a little more about how medicine and staying physically active go hand in hand. As a very physically active person myself, and as a student interested in the medical field, this book has given me a much more integrated foundation of knowledge in the subject of Sports Medicine. The book is very well written, and provides details and explanations about how the body works ands responds to injury, diet habits, and overall healthy life styles. This is a very worthy purchase, and I know I will be able to use it again and again as a reference throughout my career, and as I continue to study Sports Medicine.
  • A must for sports medicine buffs!

    By ortho_buff88
    Comprehensively written to capture every reader’s interest in all aspects of sports medicine from basic principles of exercise physiology and fitness testing to more nuanced biomechanics and pathophysiology of injuries. This book shines at delving deeply into specific body part injuries and providing charts, data, and statistics to provide an empirical assessment. Very enjoyable yet intellectually stimulating to read. I am certain this book will catalyze and solidify your interest in sports medicine. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
  • Absolutely worth reading!

    By calgirl_10
    I highly recommend reading this book to everyone! It is a great reference book to have. Each chapter concisely discusses specific anatomy, related symptoms, injuries, and ways to prevent them. It is also packed with useful information on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle. The structure of the book is very helpful because necessary information can be quickly and easily found. Supplementary slides and diagrams further increase interest, and make reading more visual and entertaining. I love how this book is written in a way that is very easy to follow and comprehend; even to people who are not familiar with medical field. Overall, I had a great and enjoyable experience reading this book. I learned so much from this book, that it further increased my interest in sports medicine.
  • Great book on Sports Medicine!

    By yvadlau
    I can frankly say that this is a very informative book on sports medicine. It is divided in several sections, mostly different body parts. For example there is one part about the knee, covering its anatomy, function and a variety of injuries that it can sustain. Also advice is given on what causes the injury, proper diagnosis and treatment. In general, this is an excellent summation of many different sports medicine topics and I can fully recommend this book to anyone who is interestend in this particular field!
  • Interested in sports medicine? Get this book!

    By bonbon7137
    This book is a great summation of everything you will need to know for sports medicine. It gives an overview of common injuries and the best treatments for them, as well as just general sport and health related information. The diagrams and charts also give you the information in a way that is easy to understand even if you're not a professional. If you're interested in sports medicine, or have an athlete in the family (or are an athlete) I would definitely recommend this book!
  • Highly Recommended

    By A.seedling
    This book provides a thorough overview of many aspects of sports medicine. I liked how it covered both injury related medicine as well as preventive medicine. The book is organized in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow manner which makes it a quick read while packing in a lot of useful information. The supplemental slides with pictures, graphs, tables, and diagrams provide a visual aspect that make the text come to life. The book has provided me the knowledge to reassess my own health and fitness and has inspired further pursuit in the field of sports medicine. I highly recommend this book for both academic and recreational reading.
  • Very informative!

    By berkeleygirl
    This is an awesome resource for sports med material! There are many sections of this book and it covers a wide variety of subjects. It's very easy to read and very concise.