Unique Considerations of the Female Athlete

ISBN-10: 1401897819

ISBN-13: 9781401897819

Edition: 2009

Authors: Michael Brunet
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Description: Women's participation in sports is on the rise. As a result, more research is being done and discoveries are being made that focus attention on traits that are specific to women in sport. Unique Considerations for the Female Athlete provides a discussion of the findings and offers ideas and strategies to enhance athletic performance and prevent injury and illness in the female athlete.

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Book details

List price: $113.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 2/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Contributors
Reviewers
Introduction to the Female Athlete
Women and Sport Participation
History of Women in Sport
Analyzing the Statistics
Women's Health in Athletics
Gender Differences in Anatomy
Bone and Joint Anatomy
Muscle
Lower Extremity Posture
Upper Extremity Posture
Performance Eating for the Female Athlete
The Unique Nutritional Needs of the Female Athlete
Basic Nutrition for Active Women
Nutrition for the Pregnant Athlete
Nutrition for the Young Athlete
The Female Athlete Triad
Recommended Protocols When Treating Female Athletes
Understanding the Female Athlete Triad
The Female Athlete Triad
The Three Interrelated Pathologies
High-Risk Sports
Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating
Eating Disorders
The Continuum of Eating Disorders
Disordered Eating
Related Comorbid Conditions
Risks for ED/DE in the Athletic Environment
Incidence of Eating Disorders in Athletes
Predisposition to Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders and Athletics
Eating Disorders and Performance
Men and Eating Disorders
Amenorrhea and the Physiology of the Menstrual Cycle
Regulation of the Menstrual Cycle
Uterine Bleeding
The Normal Menstrual Cycle
Abnormal Patterns of Menstruation
Treatments for Abnormal Menstruation
Hormones and Exercise
Eating Disorders and the Menstrual Cycle
Infertility and Eating Disorders
Osteoporosis in the Female Athlete
Historical Perspective
The Natural Course of Bone Mass in a Health Athlete
The Significance of Decreased Peak Bone Mass
The Effects of Training on the Skeleton
The Cause of Athletic Amenorrhea and Osteoporosis
Treatment of Athletic Amenorrhea and Osteoporosis
Prevention of the Problem: Awareness and Surveillance
Managing the Athlete With an Eating Disorder
Components of an Eating Disorder Program
Prevention
Identification
Education
Assessment Tools
Intervention
Management
Development of the Eating Disorder Policy
The Significance of an Eating Disorder Policy
Current Organizations with Eating-Disorder Policies and Position Statements
The Policy Development Process
Development of the Eating Disorder Referral Program
The Referral Process
Support for Multi-Faceted Referral
Treatment
Role of the Certified Athletic Trainer
Screening Tools for Eating Disorders
Eating Disorder Assessment
Athlete Specific Assessment Tools
The Questionnaire versus the Interview
Other Screening Methods
The Role of the Certified Athletic Trainer in Managing Athletes with Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
Rationale for Involving the Certified Athletic Trainer
Identification of At-Risk and Symptomatic Athletes
Management of the Symptomatic Athlete
Prevention
Anatomical and Physiological Characteristics Unique to the Female Athlete
Cardiac Complications Related to Eating Disorders
Cardiac Complications Associated with Eating Disorders
Assessment of Cardiovascular Function
Cardiac Abnormalities Related to Disordered Eating
Exercise Dysfunction
Sudden Death in Anorexia
Electrolyte Imbalance
Autonomic Dysfunction
Chronic Cardiovascular Concerns
Re-feeding Syndrome
Bulimia
Exercise and Fertility in the Female Athlete
Amenorrhea
Mechanisms of Athletic Menstrual Dysfunction and Fertility
Identifying the At-Risk Athlete
Treatment of Amenorrhea in the Athlete
Infertility and Obesity
Core Stabilization for the Female Athlete
Overview of Core Stabilization
Anatomy
Mechanisms of Injury to the Core
Rehabilitation and Treating the Core
Anemia and the Female Athlete
Causes of Anemia
Evaluation of Anemia and Associated Clinical Tests
Treatment of Anemia
Anterior Cruciate Ligamentous Issues
Epidemiology of ACL
Mechanism of Injury
Predisposition
Prevention
Index
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