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Exercise Prescription for Special Populations

  • Brian C Leutholtz
  • ISBN-10: 128418093X
  • ISBN-13: 9781284180930
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Practitioners should always develop exercise prescription with consideration for an individual’s health history, but this is especially true for individuals with a history of chronic disease. Exercise Prescription for Special Populations delves into how practitioners should prescribe exercise for those with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension, as well as for those who are pregnant, wheelchair-dependent, or adolescents. Exercise Prescription for Special Populations utilizes a hybrid approach, combining elements of a traditional textbook and a “field guide” reference, with summative tables at the end of each chapter fulfilling the latter function. This reference aspect makes this text an ideal fit not just for upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level Exercise Science students, but also for exercise physiologists and personal fitness trainers working in fitness centers, hospitals, and in-/out-patient cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 1 Heart Disease: An Overview
Chapter 2 Congestive Heart Failure
Chapter 3 Heart Transplant
Chapter 4 Atrial Fibrillation
Chapter 5 Angina
Chapter 6 Valvular Heart Disease
Chapter 7 Pacemakers

Section 2 Other Common Chronic Diseases
Chapter 8 Hypertension
Chapter 9 Diabetes
Chapter 10 Kidney Disease
Chapter 11 Peripheral Arterial Disease
Chapter 12 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chapter 13 Obesity

Section 3 Unique Exercise Populations
Chapter 14 Pregnancy
Chapter 15 Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 16 Adolescence
Chapter 17 Fibromyalgia