Dear athletes, coaches, parents, and sport and health professionals.
Athletes‘ Health and Top Performance is first of all a handbook for people in elite sports. It is written,
from the perspective of an experienced sportsmedicine physician and former athlete, and presents
most recent findings in sports medicine and sports sciences in order to empower athletes, coaches
and parents in their daily training and in competition.
It starts with basic information to Athletes’ Health, addresses often encountered sportmedical
problems as well as special situations in elite sport, as prevention of infectious diseases, pre-cooling
and cooling therapy, altitude training and others. It then systematically goes further through
musculoskeletal system, sport injuries, and all organ systems of an athlete’s body and finally
concludes with a chapter on psychology , mood disorders and life after sports career.