ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities

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Get an updated and quick reference for the successful exercise management of 46 chronic diseases and disabilities.

The second edition of the landmark text published in 1997 includes eight new conditions and features updated information, current research, and the latest scientific developments to help you
-prescribe exercise programming and testing for clients, especially those coping with multiple conditions;

-keep informed of the latest developments related to chronic diseases and disabilities;

-apply exercise programming in your day-to-day practice;

-parlay specific symptoms of a disease or disability into an effective exercise testing or programming prescription; and

-stay current on the latest drugs used to treat chronic diseases and disabilities.
More comprehensive than ever, the revised content of ACSM''s Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Second Edition,emphasizes practical application rather than scientific theory.

You''ll find valuable, new coverage of fibromyalgia, lower-limb amputation, liver failure, and pulmonary diseases, including chronic obstructive and chronic restrictive pulmonary disease, asthma, and lung and heart-lung transplantation.

Each chapter is written by an expert in his or her field and contains a real-life case report featuring real people''s symptoms, medical histories, lab results and exercise test scores, and actual exercise programming and follow-up information.

The reference includes guidance on multiple chronic diseases and additional information about exercise programming, including considerations regarding physical activity for youth.

Practitioners will appreciate the expanded list of medications--it includes more classes of commonly used drugs, an expanded table listing the effects of cardiovascular and respiratory drugs on the exercise response and exercise capacity, and a new table listing the effects of noncardiovascular and nonrespiratory drugs. In addition, the book presents a new listing of Web site resources grouped by the disease or disability featured on the site.

If you have a strong working knowledge of exercise science, there is no better source of simple clinical recommendations for establishing a successful exercise management program for persons with chronic diseases and disabilities.

J. Larry Durstine, PhD, FACSM
Geoffrey E. Moore, MD, FACSM
William F. Riner, PhD, FACSM
Richard J. Sabath, EdD, FACSM
Scott O. Roberts, PhD, FACSM
Peter H. Brubaker, PhD, FACSM
Barry Franklin, PhD, FACSM
Adam Gitkin, MS
Martha Canulette, RN, BS
Daniel Friedman, MD, FACSM
J. Edwin Atwood, MD
Jonathan Myers, PhD, FACSM
Michael West, MD
Steven J. Keteyian, PhD, FACSM
Clinton Brawner, BS
Neil Gordon, MD, FACSM
Andrew W. Gardner, PhD
Christopher Womack, PhD
Christopher Cooper, MD, FACSM
Connie C. W. Hsia, MD
Christopher J. Clark, MD
Patricia A. Nixon, PhD, FACSM
David J. Ross, MD
Patricia L. Painter, PhD, FACSM
Joanne Krasnoff, MS
Ann L. Albright, PhD
W. Guyton Hornsby, Jr., PhD
Paul D. Thompson, MD, FACSM
Janet P. Wallace, PhD, FACSM
Connie Bayles, PhD, FACSM
Anna L. Schwartz, PhD
Arlette Perry, PhD, FACSM
Arthur LaPerriere, PhD, FACSM
Nancy Klimas, MD
Stephen P. Bailey, PhD, PT
Barbara Meyer, PhD
Kathy Lemley, PT
Kirsten L. Johansen, MD
Kenneth H. Pitetti, PhD, FACSM
Marian A. Minor, PhD, PT
Donald R. Kay, MD
Maureen J. Simmonds, PT, PhD
Thomas E. Dreisinger, PhD
Susan A. Bloomfield, PhD
Susan S. Smith, PT, PhD
Mark H. Pedrotty, PhD
Stephen F. Figoni, PhD, RKT, FACSM
Karen Palmer-McLean, PhD, PT
Kimberly B. Harbst, PhD, PT
Lorraine E. Colson Bloomquist, EdD, FACSM
Janet A. Mulcare, PhD, FACSM
Thomas J. Birk, PhD, PT
Karen Nau White, PhD, PT
James Laskin, PhD, PT
Rhonda K. Stanley, PhD, PT
Elizabeth J. Protas, PhD, FACSM
Bo Fernhall, PhD, FACSM
James H. Rimmer, PhD, FACSM
Gary S. Skrinar, PhD, FACSM
Anthony P. Marsh, PhD

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About the ACSM
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the largest, most respected sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. What started with a group of only 11 physicians, physiologists, and educators in 1954 has evolved into a diversified professional association that comprises more than 18,000 members in more than 50 different professions today.

ACSM is dedicated to promoting and integrating scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.

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