Gymnastics Medicine

Evaluation, Management and Rehabilitation

  • Emily Sweeney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kasia Kilijanek, Kristen Sanchez
    Pages 1-14
  3. Sigrid F. Wolf, Cynthia R. LaBella
    Pages 15-25
  4. Edward Nyman Jr.
    Pages 27-54
  5. Lauren Klein Ritchie, Natalie Ronshaugen, Jennifer Sygo
    Pages 55-73
  6. Jamie L. Shapiro, Michelle L. Bartlett, Leah E. Lomonte
    Pages 75-100
  7. Aubrey Armento, Emily Sweeney
    Pages 101-118
  8. Christine Eng, Steven Makovitch
    Pages 119-133
  9. Steven Makovitch, Christine Eng
    Pages 135-176
  10. Leah G. Concannon, Melinda S. Loveless, Sean T. Matsuwaka
    Pages 177-208
  11. Nicole B. Katz, Ellen Casey, Alexia G. Gagliardi, Jay C. Albright
    Pages 209-231
  12. David Tilley, David A. James
    Pages 233-290
  13. Marla Ranieri, Morgan Potter, Melissa Mascaro, Marsha Grant-Ford
    Pages 291-343
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 345-355

About this book


This book presents the most current information on the treatment of athletes involved in gymnastics, a multifaceted sport with unique demands on its participants that can lead to a myriad of medical conditions and injury patterns. It opens with an introduction to the history of gymnastics and a brief review of gymnastics disciplines and events. An overview of gymnastics injury epidemiology lays the foundation for the rest of the book. Growth and developmental issues are also discussed in detail, as many young gymnasts train long hours before or during puberty. Concepts related to the biomechanics of gymnastics, common overuse and acute musculoskeletal injuries, psychological issues, concussions, as well as rehabilitation and return-to-play principles round out the presentation. Throughout, there is the emphasis that young athletes are not simply small adults, and that they have unique needs and considerations for evaluation and treatment. 

Written and edited by experts in the field, some of whom are former gymnasts themselves, Gymnastics Medicine covers all of the relevant information on evaluation, management and return-to-play for sports medicine physicians, advanced practice providers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, exercise scientists, and mental health professionals. 


Biomechanics Concussion Female athlete triad Growth issues Gymnastics Overuse injury Lower extremity injury Rehabilitation Return to play Upper extremity injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Emily Sweeney
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado Sports Medicine CenterAuroraUSA

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