The Surfer's Health Handbook
Andrew Nathanson, Clayton Everline, Mark Renneker
Three expert physicians/surfers trained in emergency medicine, sports medicine, and family medicine explain everything you need to know to stay safe in the water.
Whether you’re a novice or an expert, an SUPer or a bodyboarder, Surf Survival is the only book that every surfer must have in his or her backpack, car, and beach house. This practical handbook explains everything from how to reduce a shoulder dislocation to understanding waves and currents, from how to treat jellyfish stings to how to apply a tourniquet.
Whether you are surfing a crowded beach in California or a remote island in Indonesia, be prepared to handle surfing-related emergencies from hypothermia and drowning to wound care and infections. Topics include:
• Fitness for surfers
• Prevention and rehabilitation of common overuse injuries
• Wilderness first aid
• Surviving the sun
• Surf-travel medicine
• Surviving big surf
• Surfer's ear
• And much, much more!
Written by three expert physician surfers, packed with color photos and illustrations, this is the authoritative medical guide for surfers and watermen.