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Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science

This new volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series, published in conjunction with the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee, 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. The book is organized into 4 sections covering: * The evolution of gymnastics * Growth and development * Training and performance * Sports medicine Individual chapters cover key topics such as energy needs and body weight management; biomechanics; psychology; the epidemiology of gymnastic injuries; treatment and rehabilitation of common injuries; injury prevention; and more. Endorsed by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), no other book offers such an in-depth look at the unique considerations and challenges that affect the growth, performance, training, and medical care of athletes in this demanding sport.
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors, vi Foreword by Dr Jacques Rogge, viii Foreword by Professor Bruno Grandi, ix Preface, x Part 1 Introduction 1 The evolution of gymnastics, 3Keith Russell Part 2 Growth and Development Aspects 2 Growth, maturation, and training, 17Adam D.G. Baxter-Jones 3 Endocrinology, 28John S. Fuqua and Alan D. Rogol 4 Skeletal health of gymnasts, 40Daniel Courteix, David Greene and Geraldine Naughton 5 Energy needs and weight management for gymnasts, 51Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen, Ina Garthe and Nanna Meyer Part 3 Training and Performance Aspects 6 Biomechanics related to injury, 63Gert-Peter Brueggemann and Patria A. Hume 7 Biomechanics: Injury mechanisms and risk factors, 75Patria A. Hume, Elizabeth J. Bradshaw and Gert-Peter Brueggemann 8 Gymnastics physiology, 85Neil Armstrong and N.C. Craig Sharp 9 Gymnastics psychology, 98Thomas Heinen, Pia M. Vinken and Konstantinos Velentzas Part 4 Sport Medicine Aspects 10 Epidemiology of injury in gymnastics, 111Dennis Caine and Marita L. Harringe 11 Treatment and rehabilitation of common upper extremity injuries, 125Stephen Aldridge and W. Jaap Willems 12 Treatment and rehabilitation of common lower extremity injuries, 137Liesbeth Lim 13 Treatment and rehabilitation of common spine/trunk/head injuries, 154Larry Nassar 14 Gymnastics injury prevention, 170Marita L. Harringe and Dennis J. Caine Index, 179

About the Author

Dennis Caine, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Education, Exercise, Science and Wellness, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8235, USA. Keith Russell, Ph.D., President, Scientific Commission, Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Liesbeth Lim, MD, Sports Physician, Royal Dutch Gymnastics Federation, Beekbergen, The Netherlands.


This new entry in the Handbook of Sports Medicine andScience series, published in partnership with the MedicalCommission of the International Olympic Committee, and endorsed bythe International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), offers comprehensiveand practical guidance on the training and medical care ofcompetitive gymnasts. (Newbooks.lib, 11September 2014

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