Navigation Links
Female athletes injured more than male athletes

Edmonton, Alberta --- Female athletes experience dramatically higher rates of specific musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions compared to male athletes, according to exercise physiologist Vicki Harber in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta.

According to her paper, depending on the sport, there can be a two- to sixfold difference in these types of injuries between male and female athletes. That's because many training programs developed for female athletes are built on research using young adult males and don't take the intrinsic biological differences between the sexes into account.

Harber has authored a comprehensive guide for coaches, parents and administrators, entitled The Female Athlete Perspective, and published by Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L), which addresses these and other medical issues known to influence women's participation in sport.

The paper is based on a thorough review of the current literature on the subject, Harber's extensive knowledge as a researcher in female athlete health and her work in the development of female athletes.

Musculoskeletal injuries, particularly knee and shoulder injuries, are most prevalent, with increased probability of re-injury, says Harber, noting that many of these injuries are preventable. Building awareness about appropriate support for young female athletes and changes to training programs are critical to help them reach their athletic and personal potential, injury-free.

Harber found the risk of the Female Athlete Triadthree separate but interrelated conditions of disordered eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosisis another area that urgently needs attention for young female athletes.

For female athletes to thrive injury-free, attention must be paid to their proper nutrition to ensure both the athletic performance and healthy reproductive performance associated with bone health and overall wellbeing, Harber found.


Contact: Jane Hurly
University of Alberta - Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

Related medicine news :

1. NYCs African Diaspora Community Welcomes the Second-Generation Female Condom (FC2)
2. Study Touts Success With Female Viagra Drug
3. Cocaine exposure during pregnancy leads to impulsivity in male, not female, monkeys
4. Premier Plastic Surgery of Kansas Citys Extended Website Provides Latest Information on Male and Female Cosmetic Surgery
5. First Female Amputee To Run a 100 Mile Trail Run Wins the Race
6. Method to Identify Female Athletes at a High Risk for Knee Injury Discovered
7. Orgasms, sexual health and attitudes about female genitals
8. Female Supervisors More Likely to Be Sexually Harassed
9. The Female Health Company Schedules Third Quarter Conference Call for August 7, 2009
10. UC Davis study highlights work-life issues of female surgeons
11. Female Surgeons Like What They Do, Survey Finds
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... driving fatalities on our nation’s roadways has dropped below 10,000 for the first time ... to 10,076 in 2013. , According to data released by the National Highway Traffic ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... An ... is resulting in a way for homeless people to have a more dignified ... a new initiative whereby they are repurposing plastic bags into sleeping mats for ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... offering lower prices in an early celebration of the early holiday shopping season. ... of $29.95 each (normally $33.95 ea). Black Friday promotional pricing is in addition ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Young patients with a ... Dr. Angela Wolfman and Dr. Kedar S. Lele, who are pediatric dentists in ... and fillings, the WaterLase iPlus 2.0™ system causes minimal discomfort and bleeding to the ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 24, 2015 , ... DMG Productions announced that they will feature Aphria, Inc., ... via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. , Aphria, Inc., is a publicly ... of producing and supplying medical marijuana pursuant to the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015  DILON Diagnostics and GE Healthcare are pleased ... DILON to distribute GE,s Discovery NM750b Molecular Breast Imaging ... this distribution agreement will provide Dilon,s experienced distribution network ... and is considered an initial step in an ongoing ... clinicians and their patients. --> ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... November 24, 2015 Sectra (STO: ... has entered into a multi-year agreement to deploy ... investment will provide the Breast Center a future-proof platform ... (STO: SECT B) announces that Breast Center of ... deploy Breast Imaging PACS in its two freestanding imaging ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... FRAMINGHAM, Mass. , Nov. 24, 2015   ... leading innovator of less-invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that ... announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Doug ... Jaffray 27 th Annual Healthcare Conference on December ... being held December 1-2 in New York ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: