Sports Medicine for Football provides you with expert advice on the treatment and prevention of illnesses and soccer-related injuries. The injury risk in soccer is high; this is due to the stop and¬ go character of the game, frequent physical contacts and changes of direction. Additionally, soccer players may suffer from illnesses requiring appropriate treatment to avoid possible long-term health consequences. The most recent discoveries in performance diagnostics provide coaches and players with better tools to address the fitness requirements of the players or the training recommendations. These tools can also be of help in assembling a team. In this book, the authors provide up-to-date sports medical findings taken from practical experience with world class teams and make them accessible for the readers.
Tim Meyer is professor for Sports and Preventive Medicine at the Saarland University. Since 2001, he has accompanied the German National Team as physician. Meyer’s main competencies range from the treatment of sports medical problems in competitive sports to anti-doping management and modern performance diagnostics in football. Oliver Faude is head of research in the section Exercise and Movement Science at the University of Basel. For many years, he conducted performance diagnostics with the German Football Association and several German professional teams. Karen aus der Fünten studied medicine (specialty orthopedics) and chiropractic and works at the Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine at the Saarland University. She has served as a tournament / team doctor for various organizations and sports clubs.