Schools concentrate too much on kwledge and t eugh on insite. Jostein Gaarder, philosopher, Bergen The problems of the world cant possibly be solved by sceptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. John F. Kennedy, Dublin, Ireland, 28 June 1963 It is only when practitioners realize what they are dealing with that they can even begin to understand how to begin to help. This book was of starting the ball rolling, and is compiled and written with the intention a general overview of as much as possible. Practitioners from other disciplines have asked me to direct the book at their professions, so that I may achieve a greater readership. This is impossible: I am an osteopath. Due to the scope of sports medicine, especially in the field of osteopathy, this book is by me ans complete. I may have omitted some basic concepts but they can be found elsewhere as the reader searches the references. What I have included is some basic concepts that I feel need driving horne.