The Active Female

Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan

  • Jacalyn J. Robert- McComb
  • Reid L. Norman
  • Mimi Zumwalt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Focusing on Active Female’s Health Issues: Unique Gender Related Psychological and Physiological Characteristics of Females

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb, Marilyn Massey-Stokes
      Pages 3-23
    3. Reid L. Norman
      Pages 25-31
    4. Phillip S. Sizer, C. Roger James
      Pages 33-60
    5. Reid L. Norman
      Pages 61-66
    6. Reid L. Norman
      Pages 67-72
    7. Mimi Zumwalt, Brittany Dowling
      Pages 81-90
  3. Disordered Eating Issues in the Active Female

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb, Jennifer J. Mitchell
      Pages 93-109
    3. Ascensión Blanco Fernández, Maria Fernandez-del-Valle, Marta Montil Jiménez, Maesy Indigo
      Pages 111-126
    4. Maria Fernandez-del-Valle, Marta Montil Jiménez, Lesley Carraway
      Pages 127-147
    5. Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb, Kembra D. Albracht, Annette Gary
      Pages 149-176
    6. Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb, Andrew Cisneros
      Pages 177-189
    7. Jennifer J. Mitchell, Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb
      Pages 191-206
    8. Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb, Anna M. Tacón
      Pages 207-217
  4. Prevention and Management of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in Active Females

About this book


The purpose of the The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan, 2nd Edition is twofold: (1) to increase the awareness of wellness and fitness issues for active females and their family members; and (2) to provide an avenue for medical practitioners, allied health professionals, health educators, and certified individuals in sports medicine to gain critical, updated knowledge of a field specific to active females.  Part I of the book offers a foundation to help the reader understand the interrelationship among body image concerns, the female reproductive cycle, and musculoskeletal anatomy/physiology of females that makes their health risks and concerns unique.  Reproductive health is discussed by a prominent researcher in reproduction/endocrinology. An overview of the Female Athlete Triad which is a syndrome of three interrelated conditions (isordered eating, menstrual disturbances and bone loss) is presented in Part II. Physicians and certified professionals in sports medicine discuss the individual components of the triad, relating not only to the athletic female but also to the recreationally active woman throughout the lifespan.  In Part III, Prevention and management of common musculoskeletal injuries is addressed by a female orthopedic surgeon who sub-specializes in treating female athletes. Finally, appropriate exercise and nutritional guidelines for active females are discussed in Parts IV-V of the book by certified professionals and licensed physicians in sports medicine.  An invaluable addition to the literature, The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan, 2nd Edition will be of great interest to physicians, allied health care practitioners, medical/other wellness educators, and students who are interested in advancing women's health issues.  Sports medicine specialists, family practitioners, gynecologists, team physicians, residents in sports medicine, athletic trainers, health educators, nurses, physicians assistants, physical therapists, sport psychologists, counselors, athletic trainers, and other members of the sports medicine team should also find this title of significant interest.  


Editors and affiliations

  • Jacalyn J. Robert- McComb
    • 1
  • Reid L. Norman
    • 2
  • Mimi Zumwalt
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport SciencesDepartment of Health, Exercise, and Sport SciencesTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA
  2. 2.Pharmacology and NeuroscienceTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and RehabilitationDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery and RehabilitationTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8883-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8884-2
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