Gymnastics Medicine

Evaluation, Management and Rehabilitation

Editors: Sweeney, Emily (Ed.)

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  • Provides an ​overview of the gymnastics disciplines, biomechanics of gymnastics, as well as growth and developmental issues that are specific to gymnasts
  • Discusses overuse and acute injuries, psychological issues, the female athlete triad, concussions, rehabilitation after injuries, and return to play
  • A practical resource for sports medicine and orthopedic surgeons, as well as primary care physicians
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This book presents the most current information on the treatment of athletes involved in gymnastics, a multifaceted sport with unique demands on its participants that can lead to a myriad of medical conditions and injury patterns. It opens with an introduction to the history of gymnastics and a brief review of gymnastics disciplines and events. An overview of gymnastics injury epidemiology lays the foundation for the rest of the book. Growth and developmental issues are also discussed in detail, as many young gymnasts train long hours before or during puberty. Concepts related to the biomechanics of gymnastics, common overuse and acute musculoskeletal injuries, psychological issues, concussions, as well as rehabilitation and return-to-play principles round out the presentation. Throughout, there is the emphasis that young athletes are not simply small adults, and that they have unique needs and considerations for evaluation and treatment. 
Written and edited by experts in the field, some of whom are former gymnasts themselves, Gymnastics Medicine covers all of the relevant information on evaluation, management and return-to-play for sports medicine physicians, advanced practice providers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, exercise scientists, and mental health professionals. 

About the authors

Emily Sweeney, MD, Department of Orthopedics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26288-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26287-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gymnastics Medicine
Book Subtitle
Evaluation, Management and Rehabilitation
Editors
  • Emily Sweeney
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26288-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26288-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26287-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 355
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 88 illustrations in colour
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