Clinical Exercise Physiology, Fifth Edition, employs a logical progression of content to provide greater coverage and depth of diseases than is typically found in most clinical exercise physiology textbooks. It examines the effects of exercise on 24 chronic conditions, with each chapter covering the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical considerations, drug and surgical therapies, and exercise testing and prescription issues for the chronic condition. Other chapters are devoted to examining exercise-related issues for four special populations.
Each chapter in this fifth edition is revised and updated to include the latest research, clinical guidelines, and position statements from professional organizations. In addition, it incorporates the following new elements:
- An upgrade to a full-color layout, for a more engaging learning experience and enhanced presentation of data
- New Clinical Exercise Bottom Line sidebars that highlight key information a clinical exercise physiologist needs when working with clinical populations
- A new chapter on clinical exercise programming that offers detailed recommendations for clinical populations
- A completely rewritten chapter on spinal cord injury and updates throughout each chapter to reflect the most up-to-date guidelines and position statements
- Expanded coverage of clinical exercise physiology certification options