Posts Tagged: female athletes

Why Do Female Athletes Tear Their ACL at a Higher Rate Than Male Athletes?

There is a lot of debate over the causes of ACL tears among women and the difference when compared to male athletes. It is proven that women tear their ACLs at a higher rate than men; however, the cause has not be pinned down. While the cause hasn’t been determined yet, there are many theories… Read more »

Facts about Concussions and Female Soccer Players

A concussion is a kind of brain injury that is typically caused by a fall, hit, or shake to the head.  The long-term damages caused by concussions are an increasing concern for athletes in many different sports, including female soccer players. Soccer is a popular sport for boys and girls across the U.S. with over… Read more »

Dr. Grossfeld Discusses Research About the Female Athlete Triad

I was interviewed recently by Natsue Koikawa, Associate Professor of Sports Science at Juntendo University in Tokyo, Japan. She is also the Director of Women’s Track and Field at the university, along with the Deputy Directory of Japanese Center for Research on Women in Sport. After finding me online, she and her research assistant, Tomomi Hirao,… Read more »

Female Athlete Triad – Prevention and Diagnosis

Understanding the Female Athlete Triad In 1971, before Title IX had past, it was estimated that 310,000 female athletes were participating in sports. In 2010 there were approximately 3,373,000 female participants. Over this period of time, a phenomenon described as the Female Athlete Triad has become an increasing concern for female athletes. An excellent review article… Read more »

ACL Injuries More Common Among Girls

Sports injury prevention programs are an important way to keep kids physically active and injury free. According to University of Connecticut researcher Dr. Lindsay DiStefano, middle school is an ideal time to implement a sports injury prevention program. Research suggests that improving neuromuscular coordination and control is at the heart of reducing ACL injuries by… Read more »