The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries: Featuring advice from UFC Hall of Famers Randy Couture, Ken Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Pat Miletich, Dan Severn and more!

The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries: Featuring advice from UFC Hall of Famers Randy Couture, Ken Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Pat Miletich, Dan Severn and more!

by Jonathan Gelber, M.D., M.S.

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Overview

Essential advice for fans and fighters

MMA is one of the world’s fastest-growing sports. The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries offers professional and amateur fighters and fans alike the sound professional advice they need to prevent and treat injuries, find a good training camp and partners, train smarter — not harder — and choose the right equipment. Dr. Jonathan Gelber translates complicated medical topics into a guide full of practical, easy-to-follow information, complete with step-by-step photos and diagrams. From joint injuries to preventing infection, from muscle strains to the hot topic of head injuries and concussions, Dr. Gelber outlines all the need-to-know details.

Featuring advice from more than 40 UFC Hall of Famers and champions, as well as many of MMA’s top athletes and elite trainers, The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries is a must-have for anyone serious about today’s fight game.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770411722
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Gelber, M.D., M.S., received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and a Masters degree in biomedical engineering from Columbia University. He was trained in orthopedic surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. A lifelong interest in combative sports has led him to a black belt in Shito-Ryu Karate, a blue belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and to become the founder of both FightMedicine.net and the Mixed Martial Arts Research Society. He has written numerous articles for MMA websites and magazines. He lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Foreword A Ringside Doc Pioneer Dr. Joe Estwanik 1

Introduction and Background 5

1 Head Trauma and Prolonging Your Career 9

Neck Strengthening Exercises with Stipe MICOC 24

2 Lacerations and the Cutman's Best Friend 27

3 Eye Injuries and Orbital Fractures 37

The Fighter's Corner: Mental Preparation by Frank Shamrock 43

4 Knee Injuries and Returning to the Octagon after Surgery 47

Knee Injury Prevention Exercises 71

5 Shoulder Injuries and How An Injection Changed The Odds In Vegas 79

Shoulder Injury Prevention Exercises 94

6 Hip Injuries and "The Hammer's" Hip 101

Hip Strength and Flexibility Exercises 108

The Fighter's Corner: A Cautionary Tale Karo Parisyan 113

7 Hand Injuries and Making Applesauce Bare-Handed 117

The Fighter's Corner: Hand Wrapping With Mark Dellagrotte 130

8 Skin Infections and How Mark Dellagrotte Saved TUF 145

9 Weight-Cutting, Reds, and TRT 151

10 Injury Prevention: The Key Lessons 157

The Fighter's Corner: Structuring A Training Camp With Greg Nelson, Demietrious Johnson, And Pat Miletich 180

Index 183

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