The Young Athlete: Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine / Edition 1

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* An essential text that defines the medical and scientific aspects of the child and adolescent athlete
* Meets the need for a responsible approach to the developing athlete
* Covers key concepts in six sections: Growth, Maturation, and Physical Performance; Conditioning; Injuries; Non-orthopaedic Health Concerns; Psychosocial Issues; Disease and the Young Athlete

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405156479
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/15/2008
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Helge Hebestreit, MD
Children's Hospital
University of Wurzburg
97080 Wurzburg

Oded Bar-Or, MD
Department of Pediatrics
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.



Dedication to Oded Bar-Or, MD.

Part 1: Growth, Maturation, and Physical Performance.

1 Growth and Biologic Maturation: Relevance to Athletic Performance: Gaston Beunen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and Robert M.

Malina (Tarleton State University).

2 Muscle Development During Childhood and Adolescence: David A. Jones (The University of Birmingham) and Joan M. Round (The University of Birmingham).

3 Development of Maximal Anaerobic Performance: An Old Issue Revisited: Omri Inbar (Zinman College) and Michael Chia (Nanyang Technological University).

4 Cardiorespiratory Responses During Endurance Exercise: Maturation and Growth: Thomas W. Rowland (Baystate Medical Center).

5 Scaling for Size: Relevance to Understanding Effects of Growth on Performance: Joanne R. welsman (University of Exeter).

and Neil Armstrong (University of Exeter).

Part 2: Training: Principles, Trainability, and Consequences.

6 Muscle Strength, Endurance, and Power: Trainability During Childhood: Cameron J.R. Blimkie (McMaster University).

and Oded Bar-Or (McMaster University).

7 Endurance Trainability of Children and Youth: Karin A. Pfeiffer (Michigan State University), Felipe Lobelo (University of South Carolina), Dianne S. Ward (University of North Carolina),.

and Russell R. Pate (University of South Carolina).

8 Skill Acquisition in Childhood and Adolescence: Robert M. Malina (Tarleton State University).

9 Growing a Healthy Skeleton: Exercise— the Primary Driving Force: Shona L. Bass (Deakin University), Robin M. Daly (Deakin University).

and Cameron J.R. Blimkie (McMaster University).

10 Physical Activity in Youth: Health Implications for the Future: Han C.G. Kemper (VU University Medical Center, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine).

Part 3: Injuries: Epidemiology, Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation.

11 Epidemiology of Pediatric Sports-Related Injuries: Evert Verhagen (VU University Medical Center) and Willem Van Mechelen (VU University Medical Center).

12 Overuse Injuries in the Young Athlete: Stress Fractures: Lyle J. Micheli (Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School) and Jason H. Nielson (Sunrise Children’s Hospital).

13 Protective Sports Equipment: David T. Bernhardt (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health).

14 Rehabilitation of Children Following Sport and Activity Related Injuries: Anthony Luke (University of California, San Francisco), Michelina Cassella (Children’s Hospital, Boston).

and Kathleen Richards (Children’s Hospital, Boston).

Part 4: Non-orthopedic Health Concerns.

15 The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: Eric Small (Mount Sinai School of Medicine).

16 Nutrition for the School Aged Child Athlete: Melvin H. Williams (Old Dominion University).

17 Risk for Eating Disorders in the Young Athlete: Stefanie Gilbert (Howard University), Lauren K. Silberstein (Howard University) and J. Kevin Thompson (University of South Florida).

18 Delayed Puberty in Girls and Primary and Secondary Amenorrhea: Alan D. Rogol (University of Virginia).

19 Cardiovascular Concerns in the Young Athlete: Thomas W. Rowland (Baystate Medical Center).

20 Physiologic and Health Aspects of Exercise in Hot and Cold Environments: Bareket Falk (Brock University) and Raffy Dotan (Brock University).

21 Doping in Children and Adolescents: Eric S. Rawson (Bloomsburg University) and Adam M.Persky (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

Part 5: Psychosocial Issues.

22 Personal Development Through Sport: Daniel Gould (Michigan State University) and Sarah Carson (Michigan State University).

23 Developing Positive Self-Perceptions through Youth Sport Participation: Maureen R. Weiss (University of Virginia), Jennifer A. Bhalla (University of Virginia).

and Melissa S. Price (University of Virginia).

24 Emotional Stress and Anxiety in the Child and Adolescent Athlete: Robert C. Eklund (Florida State University) and Daniel Gould (Michigan State University).

Part 6: Disease and Disability in the Young Athlete.

25 Exercise Immunology—Basics and Clinical Relevance: Brian W. Timmons (Chedoke Hospital) and Helge Hebestreit (University of Würzburg).

26 Asthma and Sports: David M. Orenstein (Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh).

27 Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Sport: Katherine E. Iscoe (York University) and Michael C. Riddell (York University).

28 The Young Athlete with a Motor Disability: Patricia E. Longmuir (PEL Consulting).

29 The Young Athlete with a Mental Disability: Bo Fernhall (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

Part 7: Methodology.

30 Body Composition Assessment in the Young Athlete: Timothy G. Lohman (University of Arizona), Scott B. Going (University of Arizona).

and Bradley R. Herrin (University of Arizona).

31 Growth and Maturation: Methods of Monitoring: Robert M. Malina (Tarleton State University) and Gaston Beunen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven).

32 Testing for Aerobic Capacity: Helge Hebestreit (University of Würzburg) and Ralph Beneke (University of Essex).

33 Testing Anaerobic Performance: Emmanuel Van Praagh (Université Blaise Pascal).

34 Longitudinal Studies during Growth and Training: Importance and Principles: Han C.G. Kemper (VU University Medical Center).


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