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Knight, Kenneth L. : Indiana State University
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
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
Chapter 8. Orthopedic Surgery and Cryotherapy
Postsurgical Cryotherapy / Presurgical Cryotherapy / Cryoanalgesia / Summary
Chapter 9. Circulatory Effects of Therapeutic Cold Applications
What Is Cold-Induced Vasodilation? / What Is Dilation? / Cold Dilemma / Evidence for CIVD / CIVD: A Red Herring / Benefits of the CIVD Theory / Contrast Baths / Summary
Chapter 10. Neurological and Neuromuscular Effects of Cold Applications
Effects of Cold on Sensory Nerve Functions / Effects of Cold on Neuromuscular Parameters / Tetanic Tension / Effects of Cold on Reflexes / Summary
Chapter 11. Pain and Cold Applications
What Is Pain? / Measuring Pain / Cold-Induced Pain / Coping With and Adapting to Cold-Induced Pain / How Does Cold Relieve Pain? / Pain Reduction With Cryotherapy: Clinical Uses / Summary
Chapter 12. Reduction of Muscle Spasm With Cold Therapy
Clinical Studies / Mechanism of Spasm Relief / Summary
Chapter 13. Tissue and Joint Stiffness
Connective Tissue / Muscle Stiffness / Joint Stiffness / Manual Dexterity / Manual Performance / Cryotherapy During Sports Activities / Muscle and Joint Stiffness as a Symptom / Summary
Chapter 14. Problems, Precautions, and Contraindications in Cold Therapy
Frostbite and Related Conditions / Pressure-Related Nerve Palsy / Cold Hypersensitivity / Vasospastic Disorders / Contraindications / Precautions / Summary
PART III: CLINICAL TECHNIQUES INVOLVING CRYOTHERAPY
Chapter 15. Methods of Cold Application
Ice Packs / Cold-Gel Packs / Artificial Ice Cube Packs / Chemical Cold Packs / Ice Immersion / Cold Whirlpools / Ice Massage / Cold Machines / Vapo-Coolant Spray / Vapo-Coolant Cuffs
Chapter 16. Initial Care of Acute Injuries: The RICES Technique
Summary of Rationale for RICES / Equipment Needed / Preapplication Procedures / Application Procedures / Postapplication Procedures / Key Points for Applying RICES
Chapter 17. Cryokinetics in Rehabilitation of Joint Sprains
Summary of Rationale for Cryokinetics / Equipment Needed / Preapplication Procedures / Application Procedures / Alternatives / Key Points for Using Cryokinetics
Chapter 18. Relieving Acute Muscle Spasm: Cryostretch
Cryostretch / Summary of Rationale for Cryostretching / Equipment Needed / Preapplication Procedures / Application Procedures / Combined Cryostretch and Cryokinetics / Key Points for Using Cryostretch
Chapter 19. Postsurgical Cryotherapy
Aircast Cryo Cuff / Dura/Kold Packs / Circulating Cold-Water Machines
Chapter 20. Cryotherapeutic Techniques for Relieving Pain
Relieving Menstrual Cramps / Application Procedures / Treating Headaches / Painless Injection and Venipuncture / Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy / Application Procedures
Chapter 21. Miscellaneous Cryotherapeutic Techniques
Medicated Ice for Abrasions / Equipment Needed / Preapplication Procedures / Application Procedures / Stretching Connective Tissue / Equipment Needed / Application Procedures / Cooling Athletes During Exercise in a Hot Environment / Minimizing Cold Sores / Application Procedures / Minimizing Blisters / Prevention of Hair Loss During Doxorubicin Chemotherapy
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