The three medical conditions associated with the triad are:
There are times when the athlete exercises excessively while the body is experiencing an energy deficit. A reduced caloric intake combined with malnutrition leads to a pattern of disordered eating.
The pressure to 'be thin' is compounded by a society that idolizes celebrities and pop stars. This can result in compulsive dieting and exercise. For a growing teenage athlete, bone density can be compromised if there are deficiencies in protein, vitamins and calcium. For female athletes participating in figure skating, ballet and gymnastics in particular, awareness is critical.
Coaches, parents and guardians should be aware of the following warning signs:
Exercise and Nutrition - A Healthy Foundation for Every Individual
Physical therapy for athletes begins with a detailed evaluation of the flexibility, strength, range of motion and athletic goals.
The physical therapist is a critical member of the healthcare team and works closely with a coach and athletic trainer. The physical therapist may use a combination of the following treatments:
Success Starts with the Right Attitude
An environment that makes the female athlete feel safe and comfortable encourages honest conversations that help identify underlying problems. If you suspect that someone in your family has some of the symptoms associated with the triad, seek medical attention immediately. Physical therapy is an important part of long-term treatment of this condition. In fact, physical therapy can help most individuals to live a healthy, improved quality of life. Call Healing Touch Physical Therapy today at (516) 616-0942 to schedule an appointment. Your success is our success.
Dr. A Mathew MPT, DPT
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