Specialty: Phys Med & Rehab,
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett,
Publication Year: 2021,
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.