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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Team coverage of adolescents in sports includes preventive tasks parallel to competition. In addition to the sports medical examination, regular evaluations of the sport’s risk profile should be recorded. To achieve efficient and effective prevention, intrinsic and extrinsic factors have to be considered. Especially during puberty, there is an increased risk for epiphyseal and apophyseal joint injuries.
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