Dans cet article, l’autrice principale et son co-auteur masculin nous apprennent sur la base d’une analyse objective de données réelles des activités scientifiques de la Société Suisse de Médecine du sport que le sexe féminin est largement sous représenté dans tous les domaines investigués (orateur invité au congrès, conférencier, premier auteur d’article de la revue, éditorialiste, vainqueur du prix scientifique principal et de celui réservé aux jeunes). Les chiffres mentionnés sont clairs, peu surprenant, et remarque masculine, présentés de manière indiscutable et objective, sans aucune polémique.
Read More
Fatigue is a frequent complaint, felt by the adolescent athlete or expressed by his or her sporting, family or school environment. The factors of this fatigue are multiple and require a holistic analysis of the situation. On the basis of the described psychological and situational factors, we will provide practical recommendations to support the adolescent athlete. We will discuss recovery, organisation and prevention strategies. These recommendations can provide the foundation for treatment in a multidisciplinary way.
Read More
Parents play a crucial role in the successful development and socialization of their children who are participating in Swiss sport [1]. They carry responsibility for the well-being of their protégés, take on many duties in the sporting environment and also provide support when the pressures of sport demands and requirements become intolerable for their child. These challenges seem to be particularly high when a performance peak is reached at young age and early in a career.
Read More
It is now recognized that psychological variables influence the treatment adherence, the athlete’s rehabilitation and return to sport. Among the influencing factors, several elements specific to the athlete and the situation are decisive, but it is above all the attitude and the evaluation of one’s own injury situation that will influence the way in which the athlete will engage in the healing process.
Read More
Mental health (MH) does not only mean the mere absence of psychiatric disorders but also the presence of well-being. Competitive athletes are exposed to risk factors for poor MH specific to the competitive sport context. One such risk factor are athletic career transitions, whereby the junior-to-senior-level transition (JST) is considered one of the most difficult of within career transitions.
Read More
The early and long-term development of promising young athletes is a decisive factor in being internationally competitive in top-level sports. Among the multitude of talent criteria suggested in the literature, motivation plays a prominent role in the area of psychological characteristics. It is recognised in practice and research as a relevant criterion for performance development across all sports.
Read More
The right balance between stress and recovery is important to improve an athlete’s performance (e.g., super compensation) and prevent overtraining and injuries. Although there are a number of objective (e.g., physiological or biochemical) indicators for the stress-recovery balance, they are outperformed by subjective indicators (i.e., self-reports on strain and recovery).
Read More
Covering all female sports teams poses particular challenges. Since the Title IX established in the U.S. in 1972 ensuring that men and women have equitable participation opportunities, as well as access to scholarships in sport programs, and since UNESCO recognized sports and physical activity as a human right in 1978, the world and the global sports communities have come a long way in pursuing gender equality in sports.
Read More
As a Sports Mental Coach, I would like to support athletes in their performance, in change processes as well as competently accompany them to their way and goals. Coachings at the Limmatfeld Physiotherapy Centre, will include Thematic areas for methodo1ogical implementation and at the same time the personal development process. Mental Training in sports is about process accompaniment to success. I accompany athletes in both grassroots and competitive sports. People in the economic environment can also benefit from sports psychology interventions in a sustainable way.
Read More
n this article, the most important aspects of team coverage of Karate athletes with special focus on medical care of competitions are highlighted. A proposition of what a doctor’s case for martial arts competition should contain is given. According to the Swiss accident insurances, extremities are most frequently seen. During competitions, in our own series, over 70% of injuries are mild and do not need further treatment.
Read More
The man who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client. And the physician having himself for a patient? One of the biggest challenges in team coverage is to cover and direct oneself – and that is particularly true for medical professionals. This article serves as a first hand report of the ways and vagaries of winning the IRONMAN age group world championship while working as a self employed orthopedic surgeon.
Read More
Im Kinder- und Jugendsport bewegt man sich vorwiegend im nonprofessionellen Umfeld. Meist gibt es noch keine definierten Strukturen in der sportmedizinischen Betreuung der einzelnen Sportarten. So kommen die jungen Athleten meist durch Zuweisung der Haus- und Kinderärzte oder durch Empfehlung der Trainer in meine Sprechstunde. Im Kunstturnen, wo ich für das Leistungszentrum verantwortlich bin, ist dies bei dem hohen Trainingsumfang der noch jungen Sportler und früher Spezialisierung schon professionell organisiert.
Read More