The Female Athlete

The Female Athlete

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From sports participation to sports-specific conditions, this state-of-the-art text provides comprehensive guidance on the medical, psychological, and orthopedic issues unique to female athletes of all ages, both competitive and recreational. Expert authorities explore the history of the female athlete A‚Am psychology, physiology, and nutrition A‚Am performance issues A‚Am general medical conditions A‚Am the female athlete triad A‚Am rehabilitation A‚Am and much more. Discusses obstetric and gynecologic concerns in the female athlete, including menstrual dysfunction A‚Am exercise-associated amenorrhea and leptin A‚Am sexually transmitted diseases A‚Am hormonal disorders A‚Am breast disorders and injuries A‚Am contraception A‚Am fertility A‚Am pregnancy A‚Am and postpartum issues. Features an orthopedic section, covering all major injuries. Includes chapters dealing with sport-specific injuries and conditions, as well as evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation. Provides up-to-date research and contributions from national and international experts in the field. With 90 additional contributing experts... revealed that rib stress fractures make up about 10% of the rowing injuries ( Bachus R: Personal communication, 1996). 6, 7 Stress fractures of the ribs have been associated with throwing, golfing, rowing, canoeing, and swimming. ... Utilizing wire electromyography electrodes, the serratus anterior muscle was found to fire maximally at the catch phase of the rowing stroke. ... Diagram of the anatomy.

Title:The Female Athlete
Author:Mary Lloyd Ireland, Aurelia Nattiv
Publisher:Saunders - 2002


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