Unique Considerations of the Female Athlete / Edition 1

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Overview

Research shows that women athletes perform better when their unique considerations and differences are addressed in training and rehabilitation. Unique Considerations of the Female Athlete is written to help improve performance in women athletes and improve the safety and well-being of women participating in sporting events. Specifically, this book presents the strategies for identifying risk factors, preventing injury, and rehabilitating problems or injuries.

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Reviewer: Michelle A. King, BS (UIC College of Applied Health Sciences)
Description: This book takes an in-depth look at critical issues that surround female athletes of all ages.
Purpose: The purpose is to shed light on issues and pathologies specific to female athletes. This is a worthy objective because there is limited information in the field that is specific to women.
Audience: Although written for healthcare professionals, the book would benefit both health and fitness professionals and students who are going into health care.
Features: The book covers gender-specific physiological, anatomical, and psychological issues that are unique to female athletes. It conveys the information well and, because it is well organized, it can be referenced easily. A unique feature is the summary at the end of each chapter, which is beneficial for all readers. Each chapter ends with an abundance of useful references. However, at times it appears some chapter authors address issues without providing support for their conclusions. Unfortunately, there are many minor typographical errors.
Assessment: This is a good, well-organized contribution to the field that will be useful to anyone dealing with female athletes. With a few improvements, the book will be a great addition to the other literature in this field.
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Reviewer: Michelle A. King, BS(UIC College of Applied Health Sciences)
Description: This book takes an in-depth look at critical issues that surround female athletes of all ages.
Purpose: The purpose is to shed light on issues and pathologies specific to female athletes. This is a worthy objective because there is limited information in the field that is specific to women.
Audience: Although written for healthcare professionals, the book would benefit both health and fitness professionals and students who are going into health care.
Features: The book covers gender-specific physiological, anatomical, and psychological issues that are unique to female athletes. It conveys the information well and, because it is well organized, it can be referenced easily. A unique feature is the summary at the end of each chapter, which is beneficial for all readers. Each chapter ends with an abundance of useful references. However, at times it appears some chapter authors address issues without providing support for their conclusions. Unfortunately, there are many minor typographical errors.
Assessment: This is a good, well-organized contribution to the field that will be useful to anyone dealing with female athletes. With a few improvements, the book will be a great addition to the other literature in this field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401897819
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/5/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction to the Female Athlete; Chapter 1 Women and Sport Participation; Chapter 2 Gender Differences in Anatomy; Chapter 3 Performance Eating for the Female Athlete; Section 2 Understanding the Female Athlete Triad; Chapter 4 The Female Athlete Triad; Chapter 5 Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating; Chapter 6 Amenorrhea and the Physiology of the Menstrual Cycle; Chapter 7 Osteoporosis in the Female Athlete; Section 3 Managing the Athlete with an Eating Disorder; Chapter 8 Components of an Eating Disorder Program; Chapter 9 Development of the Eating Disorder Policy Chapter 10 Development of the Eating Disorder Referral Program; Chapter 11 Screening Tools for Eating Disorders; Chapter 12 The Role of the Certified Athletic Trainer in Managing Athletes with Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders; Section 4 Anatomical and Physiological Characteristics Unique to the Female Athlete; Chapter 13 Cardiac Complications Related to Eating Disorders; Chapter 14 Exercise and Fertility in the Female Athlete; Chapter 15 Core Stabilization for the Female Athlete; Chapter 16 Anemia and the Female Athlete; Chapter 17 Anterior Cruciate Ligamentous Issues

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