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Exercise Prescription for Special PopulationsAuthor: Brian C Leutholtz
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 utilises 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 centres, 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