The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication. Women in Sport. Volume VIII

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  • Book
  • 680 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The participation of women in sport, whether it be professional or amateur, has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. The anatomy and physiology of the female athlete is unique and it is these aspects which are covered in this volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine. The training and treatment of these athletes is covered in great deal and the text goes on to consider:

∗ The functional anatomy and physiology of the female athlete and how it can be perturbed to cause disease
∗ Medical issues relating to women athletes, including eating disorders, pregnancy, and the effect of sport on bone and the heart
∗ Psychosocial featues of the female athlete
∗ Psychological and medical aspects of the elite sportswoman, which are grouped by sporting activity

Women in Sport provides and invaluable reference for those who deal with sportswomen of all abilities, both on a clinical and research level.

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Preface.

PART I: HISTORY.

1 Women and the Olympics.

PART II: PHYSIOLOGY OF THE FEMALE ATHLETE.

2 Factors influencing endurance performance, strength, flexibility, and co–ordination.

3 Effects of the menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives on performance.

4 Environmental challenges.

PART III: TRAINING THE FEMALE ATHLETE.

5 Physiological aspects of training.

6 Biomechanics.

7 Psychological aspects of training.

8 Nutrition.

PART IV: THE MASTERS ATHLETE.

9 Cardiorespiratory function in masters athletes.

10 Muscle function in masters athletes.

11 Hormone replacement therapy.

PART V: MEDICAL ISSUES.

12 Pre–participation examination.

13 Gender verification.

14 The pregnant athlete.

15 Musculoskeletal injuries in female athletes.

16 Cardiovascular issues.

17 Physical activity and risk for breast cancer.

18 Diabetes and sport.

19 Sport and bone.

20 Women with disabilities.

21 Exercise–related anaemia.

22 Nutritional and pharmacological ergogenic aids.

23 Sexual harassment and abuse.

PART VI: THE FEMALE ATHLETE TRIAD.

24 Body compositio.

25 Eating disorders.

26 Amenorrhea.

27 Osteoporosis.

PART VII: PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES.

28 The young elite athlete: the good, the bad and the ugly.

29 Ethical issues.

30 Women′s role in national and international sports governing bodies.

PART VIII: SPORT–SPECIFIC INJURIES: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT.

31 Swimming.

32 Track and field.

33 Rowing.

34 Gymnastics.

35 Figure skating.

36 Cycling.

37 Tennis.

38 Basketball.

39 Soccer.

40 Canoeing and kayaking.

41 Alpine skiing.

42 Softball.

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Barbara L. Drinkwater
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