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.
SECTION I: INTRODUCTION TO THE FEMALE ATHLETE.
1: Women and Sport Participation.
2: Gender Differences in Anatomy.
3: Nutrition for the Female Athlete.
SECTION II: UNDERSTANDING THE FEMALE ATHLETE TRIAD.
4: The Female Athlete Triad.
5: Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating.
6: Amenorrhea and the Physiology of the Menstrual Cycle.
7: Osteoporosis in the Female Athlete.
8: Components of an Eating Disorder Program.
9: Development of the Eating Disorder Policy.
10: Development of the Eating Disorder Referral Program.
11: Screening Tools for Eating Disorders.
12: The Role of the Certified Athletic Trainer in Managing Athletes with Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders.
SECTION III: COMMON DISORDERS AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES.
13: Cardiac Complications in the Female Athlete.
14: Exercise and Fertility in the Female Athlete.
15: Core Stabilization for the Female Athlete.
16: Anemia and the Female Athlete.
17: Anterior Cruciate Ligamentous Issues.
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