Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Gymnastics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-10-07
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This new entry in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series, published in partnership with the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee, and endorsed by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), offers comprehensive and practical guidance on the training and medical care of competitive gymnasts. Written and edited by leading trainers, team doctors, coaches and other professionals with unparalleled experience in elite gymnastics, this book covers all the key aspects of caring for gymnasts, minimizing the unique risks these athletes face, and treating injuries when they happen.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Introduction

1 The Evolution of Gymnastics
Keith Russell

PART 2: Growth and Development Aspects

2 Growth, Maturation and Training
Adam D.G. Baxter-Jones

3 Endocrinology
John S. Fuqua, Alan D. Rogol
4 Skeletal Health of Gymnasts
Daniel Courteix, Geraldine Naughton and David Greene

5 Energy Needs and Weight Management for Gymnasts
Jorunn Sungot-Borgen, Ina Garthe and Nanna Meyer

PART 3: Training and Performance Aspects

6 Biomechanics Related to Injury
Gert-Peter Brueggemann and Patria A. Hume
7 Biomechanics: Injury Mechanisms and Risk Factors
Patria A. Hume, Elizabeth J. Bradshaw and Gert-Peter Brueggemann

8 Gymnastics Physiology
Neil Armstrong and N.C. Craig Sharp

9 Gymnastics Psychology
Thomas Heinen, Pia M. Vinken and Konstantinos Velentzas

PART 4: Sport Medicine Aspects

10 Epidemiology of Injury in Gymnastics
Dennis Caine and Marita L. Harringe

11 Treatment and Rehabilitation of Common Upper Extremity Injuries
Stephen Aldridge and W. Jaap Willems

12 Treatment and Rehabilitation of Common Lower Extremity Injuries
Liesbeth Lim

13 Treatment and Rehabilitation of Common Spine/ Trunk/ Head Injuries
Larry Nassar

14 Gymnastics Injury Prevention
Marita L. Harringe and Dennis Caine

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