Kenneth L. Knight has dedicated his professional career to understanding cryotherapy. He is a professor of athletic training at Indiana State University, where he is chair of the Athletic Training Department. He is also director of ISU's Sports Injury Research Laboratory, which is recognized as the world leader in sport injury cryotherapy research. Nationally recognized in athletic training education, Knight has served as a trainer for high school, junior college, and college teams for over 25 years and as an athletic training educator since 1973. The National Athletic Trainers Association recognized Knight as the Educator of the Year in 1995.
Knight has published two books and numerous articles on sports medicine and serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Athletic Training, the official journal of the National Athletic Trainers Association. He and his wife Shari live in Terre Haute, Indiana.
''Without a doubt, the most concise presentation ever on the subject of cryotherapy. This has been well developed by Dr. Ken Knight. The full understanding of the subject has been needed for several years by the profession.''
--Otho Davis, MA, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer, Philadelphia Eagles
Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc. Web Site, October, 2000
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Technique Tips Preface Acknowledgments
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO CRYOTHERAPY
Chapter 1. The What and Why of Cryotherapy
Why the Confusion? / What Is Cryotherapy? / Cryotherapeutic Techniques / What Happens When Cold Is Applied? / Heat vs. Cold: When and Why / Summary
Chapter 2. Historical Perspective
Heat vs. Cold / Early Medical Uses of Cold / Cold and Immediate Care / Use of Ice for Rehabilitation: The History of Cryokinetics / Summary
PART II: THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF CRYOTHERAPY THEORY VS. TECHNIQUE o CENTRAL AND LOCAL RESPONSES o PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Chapter 3. Inflammation and Wound Repair
The Inflammatory Response / The Sport Injury Model / Secondary Injury / Swelling: Hemorrhaging and Edema / The Healing Process / Summary
Chapter 4. Sport Injury Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation vs. Reconditioning / What Rehabilitation Is Not / Principles of Rehabilitation / A Systems Approach to Total Rehabilitation: The 10 Phases / What Modality Is Used When? / The Psychology of Rehabilitation / Summary
Chapter 5. Temperature Changes Resulting From Cold Applications
Heat and How It Is Measured / Heat Conduction / Heat Capacity / Surface Temperature / Deep-Tissue Temperature / Intraarticular Temperature / Rewarming Following Cold Applications / Controversy Over Contralateral Limb Temperatures / Adaptation to a Cold Environment / Summary
Chapter 6. Metabolism and Inflammation
Decreased Metabolism at Lower Temperatures / Cryotherapy in Cardiac Surgery and Transplant Surgery / Studies of Induced Injuries / Cryotherapy and Inflammation / Effects of Cold on Wound Healing / Summary
Chapter 7. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, and Stabilization for the Immediate Care of Acute Traumatic Injuries
Clinical Studies / Effects of Ice During Immediate Care / Effects of Ice on Swelling / Effects of Compression on Swelling / Effects of Elevation on Swelling / Rest / Stabilization / What Types of Injuries Are Treated With RICES? / Ice Application Protocols / Summary
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