The Young Female Athlete

  • Cynthia J. Stein
  • Kathryn E. Ackerman
  • Andrea Stracciolini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Robert M. Malina, Kathryn E. Ackerman, Alan D. Rogol
    Pages 1-14
  3. Jan P. Hangen, Katrina Schroeder
    Pages 15-28
  4. Andrea Stracciolini, Gregory D. Myer, Avery D. Faigenbaum
    Pages 29-43
  5. Maria L. Eguiguren, Kathryn E. Ackerman
    Pages 57-71
  6. Genevra Stone, Cassidy M. Foley, Ellen Geminiani
    Pages 73-86
  7. Pierre A. d’Hemecourt, Laura E. Gould, Nicole M. Bottino
    Pages 87-99
  8. Sasha Carsen, Yi-Meng Yen
    Pages 101-119
  9. Benedikt L. Proffen, Martha M. Murray
    Pages 121-133
  10. Cynthia J. Stein, William P. Meehan III
    Pages 135-145
  11. Jennifer A. Michaud Finch, Aaron L. Baggish
    Pages 147-162
  12. Hank Dart, Nhi Nguyen, Graham A. Colditz
    Pages 163-179
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 181-187

About this book


 Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach and drawing on the experience of experts in their respective fields, this unique book presents and discusses an array of topics relevant to the ever-growing population of pediatric, adolescent and young adult female athletes. Each topic is clearly defined and includes epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and future directions. Opening chapters discuss growth and development, sports nutrition, resistance training, and psychological considerations for the young female athlete, with a chapter focusing on the female athlete triad. Later chapters present injuries and management strategies common to the young female athlete, such as overuse injuries, spondylolysis, hip and ACL injuries, concussion, and cardiovascular complications. The concluding chapter considers the benefits of physical activity for chronic disease prevention later in life. The Young Female Athlete provides useful, up-to-date information for any practitioner treating this active population, encouraging sports participation with fitness, injury prevention, personal growth, and long-term health.


Anterior cruciate ligament Body composition Cardiovascular concerns Chronic disease prevention Concussion Female athlete triad Hip injuries Maturation Mental skills training Overuse injuries Puberty Resistance training Spondylolysis Sports injuries Sports nutrition Young female athlete

Editors and affiliations

  • Cynthia J. Stein
    • 1
  • Kathryn E. Ackerman
    • 2
  • Andrea Stracciolini
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Sports Medicine, Department of OrthopedicsBoston Children’s Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Sports Medicine,Department of Orthopedics, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, Neuroendocrine Unit,Department of MedicineChildren’s Hospital; Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedics Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of PediatricsBoston Children's Hospital; Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21631-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21632-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-266X
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-2678
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