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The longevity of an athlete depends on their propensity for taking risks and short cuts in training. For too many athletes there is a career ending injury that occurs. Many injuries can be either prevented or if they occur, the proper rehab program can allow the athlete to return to participating in the sports activity.
On Thin Ice: Preparing and Caring for the Ice Skater During Competition
May/June 2008 - Sports Medicine Reports, Volume 7 - Issue 3 - pp 133-137
Author: Jaworski, Carrie A.; Ballantine-Talmadge, Sherrie
The competitive sport of figure skating has changed in many ways over the last few decades with the advent of increasingly difficult programs, the additions of new disciplines within the sport, and changes to the types of injuries seen.
With increased numbers of
is more need for medical coverage at many skating events throughout the
country. The sports medicine physician responsible for the care of
skaters at a competition will need a working knowledge of the basics of
skating and the injuries these athletes sustain in order to provide
exceptional care to the skaters.
This article reviews the basics of figure skating along with the common injuries and medical conditions often experienced by figure skaters to allow a physician to feel comfortable dealing with potential rink side emergencies and issues. It also provides guidance on the preparation required to provide medical coverage at an ice skating competition.
Sports Medicine Articles (Diagnosis, Functional Anatomy Sports medicine articles covering diagnosis, functional anatomy, biomechanics, workup, treatment, prognosis, follow-up, and return to play.
American Sports Medicine Institute Scientific/Medical Info ... Online Sports Medicine Forum ... the understanding, prevention, and treatment of sports-related injuries through research and education.
The American Journal of Sports Medicine Official publication of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Asthmatic Children Participating in Sports Is it safe for a child who has asthma participate in sports? Should he/she he should use a peak flow meter to keep track of their lung function before and after sport activities...
Treating asthma in children ages 12 and older Asthma in older children can interfere with sleep, school, sports and social activities... Common asthma symptoms in children ages 12 and older include: Coughing, particularly at night Wheezing Difficulty breathing... www.mayoclinic.com
Use of a Peak Flow Meter for Asthma Diagnosis A peak flow meter is a take-anywhere device that can give you the green light go-ahead for sports and activities, or a red light to stop you in your tracks...
Asthma: Taking Charge of Your Asthma For example, goals might include being symptom-free at night or being able to play sports... In the diary, you write down your peak flow, what symptoms you are having and what caused them, and any medicines you used...
Treating asthma in children ages 5 to 11 Mayo Clinic Common asthma symptoms in children ages 5 to 11 include: Coughing, particularly at night Wheezing Difficulty breathing Chest pain, tightness or discomfort Avoiding or losing interest in sports or physical.
Exercise-induced asthma: Tests and diagnosis Nayo Clinic For competitive athletes, exercise challenge tests are sometimes done in the sporting environment. Peak flow measurement. To determine if you have asthma, and how well your lungs work, your doctor may ask you to carry a peak flow meter.
Preventing Neck Injury and Pain When Playing Sports It's no wonder that neck pain is a common result of sports injury," notes Robert Gotlin, DO, director of orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City...
Healthy Eating for Weight Loss Before long runs stick with water. During long runs alternate between water and sports drinks... Try sports drinks and gels/chews, as well as dried and fresh fruit..
Missing Periods Diagnosis - Diseases and Conditions - PDR Health In such cases, menstrual flow cannot pass out of the body. Figure 01... Young women who participate in highly competitive sports are at risk for amenorrhea.
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