The Female Athlete's Body Book : How to Prevent and Treat Sports Injuries in Women and Girls

More and more women are enjoying and competing in all sorts of sport activities. With the increase in training comes the risk of injuries. The book "The Female Athlete's Body Book: How to Prevent and Treat Sports injuries in Women and Girls" is by Dr Gloria Beim. She is a well-known orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in sports injuries, such as shoulder surgery, knee surgery, arthroscopy and sports medicine. She runs her own practice, but is also the expert physician for the US Track Cycling Team. Her vast experience in the field of sports medicine, injury prevention and treatment is gathered in her book.

In her first chapter, she describes the issues, i.e. injury risks of popular sports. From basketball, volleyball, cycling, tennis, ice skating, scuba diving, golf, running to rock climbing. Each sport comes with injury risks and the author gives very detailed information on how to prevent these risks and what to do if injuries occur.

As this is a book for female athletes, she also explains about proper nutrition and training for women of all ages, i.e. from girls to older women. How to stay safe when you are pregnant, dealing with menstrual problems during exercise and other women-related sports topics you will find, no doubt, very informative.

Women's bodies are different from men's bodies, so when it comes to sport, this book gives the female-only view of the injury risks and prevention tips. Overall, I think that this book is ideal for any female athlete who wants to be safe while enjoying sport at any age.