The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries: Featuring advice from UFC Hall of Famers Randy Couture, Ken Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Pat Miletich, Dan Severn and more! - ECW Press

The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries: Featuring advice from UFC Hall of Famers Randy Couture, Ken Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Pat Miletich, Dan Severn and more!

Gelber, Dr. Jonathan

  • Essential advice for fans and fighters

    MMA is one of the world’s fastest-growing sports. The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries offers professional and amateur fighters and fans alike the sound professional advice they need to prevent and treat injuries, find a good training camp and partners, train smarter — not harder — and choose the right equipment. Dr. Jonathan Gelber translates complicated medical topics into a guide full of practical, easy-to-follow information, complete with step-by-step photos and diagrams. From joint injuries to preventing infection, from muscle strains to the hot topic of head injuries and concussions, Dr. Gelber outlines all the need-to-know details.

    Featuring advice from more than 40 UFC Hall of Famers and champions, as well as many of MMA’s top athletes and elite trainers, The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries is a must-have for anyone serious about today’s fight game.


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  • Jonathan Gelber, M.D., M.S., received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and a Masters degree in biomedical engineering from Columbia University. He was trained in orthopedic surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. A lifelong interest in combative sports has led him to a black belt in Shito-Ryu Karate, a blue belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and to become the founder of both and the Mixed Martial Arts Research Society. He has written numerous articles for MMA websites and magazines. He lives in New York.

  • Published: May 2016

    ISBN: 9781770411722

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.

    Pages: 200

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“As a lifelong athlete and now MMA coach, I know it is absolutely necessary to understand every aspect of combat sports, including injury prevention. Dr. Gelber’s book is required reading for all combat athletes and coaches that want to reach their highest potential in the rugged world of competitive fighting.” — Greg Nelson, head coach of UFC champions Sean Sherk and Brock Lesnar

“MMA is a very young sport. The evolution of MMA, along with both the training and physical therapy regimens, is taking place at a highly accelerated rate. Dr. Jonathan Gelber does an outstanding job of translating complicated terminology into easy-to-read layman terms for the first-time enthusiast or the veteran practitioner. Simple and easy-to-follow diagrams will help all levels of combat sport athletes in reducing injuries through proper exercise and healing some of the sports’ more common afflictions. I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to make MMA a part of their life.” — Big John McCarthy

“A great book with great advice that will help every athlete train smarter and perform better.” — Mike Winkeljohn, head striking coach elite Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA camp

“This book takes serious information on how to prevent and treat MMA injuries and relates it in an easy-to-read fashion with a myriad of interesting stories from the top stars of the MMA world. Not only a ‘must read’ for any practitioner of martial arts, but a great book for all fans of MMA.” — Jon J. Franklin, CEO Glory Kickboxing

“While certainly Maple Leaf fans will love this book, hockey fans of any team will enjoy reading about one fan who was able to complete an incredible hockey journey.” — The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books blog

“Dr. Jon Gelber’s book is is full of interesting behind-the-scenes stories and a must-have for any MMA athlete that wants to prolong their career.” — Javier Mendez, head coach AKA and UFC Champions Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier

“Advice from professionals for professionals. This book is a guide for the long journey to becoming a championship fighter.” — Carlos Newton, UFC Welterweight Champion

“This book is a wealth of knowledge and advice on the prevention and treatment of MMA injuries — not only from the author Dr. Jon Gelber, but also by an amazing amount of fighters and trainers. I wish I would have known all the 'prevention tips' found in this book when I was competing. It would have saved me a lot of pain!” — Bas Rutten, UFC Hall of Famer and Heavyweight Champion, 3x King of Pancrase

“Gelber did a fantastic job giving readers a crash course in human anatomy and what happens when various parts of the body become damaged. The bottom line: If you’re a young fighter starting out or an established combat sports veteran, the book provides a roadmap to avoiding mistakes that could have dire consequences.” —