Sinopsis: Surfing & Health is a must for surfers and all health professionals related to this fantastic sport.
Offering a fundamental and complete A-to-Z guide covering all major aspects of surfers’ health, it offers expert medical advice on acute and chronic surfing injuries, including treatment, rehabilitation and preventative strategies based on Pilates core training exercises.
This book includes topics on travelers’ disease, hypothermia, skin cancer prevention, shark attacks and other marine animal accidents, women’s surfing, and in-depth information on physical training, nutrition advice, and psychological strategies to improve concentration and performance. The book also includes a first aid chapter for beach assessment and intervention.
Joel Steinman is a specialized sports medicine doctor with extensive experience in acupuncture and manual medicine. He has been a passionate surfer for years and has worked with athletes for over 25 years in this field. He is the director and professor of Pilates and Functional Rehabilitation at the Tao Pilates Institute of Sports Medicine in Brazil and has been the Medical Director of the Brazilian Surfing Confederation and Professional Surfing Competitions in Brazil (WCT).