Tag Archives: female athletes

En Pointe Readiness and Injury Prevention for Dancers

Lynn Batalden, DPT, OCS, is back on point helping dancers avoid injury en pointe (dancing on their toes). Back in May, Lynn did a survey of research to discover the answer to the question “When are young ballet dancers ready …
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The Female Athlete Triad: Risks for the Young Female Athlete

Fall sports season is just beginning, and young women today enjoy a huge variety of sport. The many positive physical and psychological benefits of exercise and sports participation are well-known, but can these activities sometimes go too far and cause …
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Female Athletes through the Lifespan | Adulthood and Older Adults

The female body experiences unique changes throughout development that can present certain challenges for physical activity and injuries. Helping people understand and work through these often-overlooked issues is something I’m passionate about as a physical therapist. I hope this information …
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Female Athletes through the Lifespan: Adolescents (ages 11-17)

For our first article on female athletes ages 4-10, click here. As boys and girls enter adolescence, a variety of changes occur with the onset of puberty. Puberty for girls can begin anywhere from ages 8-13; for boys, it usually …
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Female Athletes through the Lifespan | Ages 4-10

As we grow and develop, our bodies undergo many changes. As women develop, hormonal changes can create conditions that put them at increased risk for injury compared to their male counterparts. In upcoming newsletters, we will feature different stages of …
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