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