A guide for health and exercise professionals which explains the relationship between the aetiology and pathology of common conditions and the physiological effects of physical exercise and activity for those groups of patients/clients. Guidelines for exercise prescription are given for each patient group including possible contraindications for exercise and the possible effects of medications. All the chapters dealing with different disorders follow the same structure making the book easy to learn from and refer to.
In depth investigation into the growing areas of exercise prescription in relation to commonly encountered medical conditions.
The book follows a consistent structure throughout, aiding the reader's comprehension and allowing ease of reference.
Contraindications are provided, as well as guidelines for effective physical activity prescriptions.
The author avoids giving specific prescriptions allowing the professional to judge from the evidence at hand what is best for each individual patient. Encourages real world application of ideas presented.
A detailed glossary defines and explains terminology vital and unique to this field of study.
By Kate Woolf-May, PhD, Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure, Canterbury Christ Church, University College, Canterbury, Kent , UK
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