Clinical Exercise Physiology

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Jonathan K. Ehrman
Human Kinetics, 2003 - Medical - 619 pages

Stay on top of the latest advances in the emerging field of clinical exercise physiology. Here is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book available for new and veteran clinical exercise physiologists and those preparing for the new ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiology Registry Examination.

Edited by respected scholars in the field, Clinical Exercise Physiologyis the most expansive resource available in the field and provides the latest information on the key practice and disease areas of clinical exercise physiology, including endocrinology, the metabolic system, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, oncology, the immune system, bone and joints, and the neuromuscular system. This text also covers the important issues for clinical exercise physiologists to understand about the special populations of children, the elderly, and female athletes.

The easy-to-navigate book is organized into eight parts. Part Icovers the fundamentals of clinical exercise physiology. Parts IIthrough VIIIdescribe in detail 24 disease states and conditions that clinical exercise physiologists routinely encounter in their work; these chapters also provide guidance for the expert care of these populations.

The logical order of the chapters makes key information easy to find. Each chapter covers the scope of the condition; its physiology and pathophysiology and treatment options; clinical considerations, including the administration of a graded exercise test; and exercise prescription specific to the condition.

The book contains numerous features that will enhance your understanding of the material:
- Each chapter includes a glossary and reference list.
- Case studies and discussion questions appear throughout the text to highlight important concepts.
- Practical applications boxes include tips on client–clinician interaction, a literature review, and a summary of exercise prescription.

Whether you use it as a text, study guide, or professional reference, Clinical Exercise Physiologyis the definitive resource on the use of exercise training for the prevention and treatment of clinical diseases and disorders.

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About the author (2003)

Jonathan Ehrman, PhD, is associate director of preventive cardiology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He has a 17-year background in clinical exercise physiology. He is certified as an ACSM exercise specialist and program director.

Dr. Ehrman has written numerous manuscripts and abstracts, and he edits a section in the journal Clinical Exercise Physiology. He is an American College of Sports Medicine fellow and a member of its certification committee. Dr. Ehrman earned his PhD in clinical exercise physiology from Ohio State University.

Paul Gordon, PhD, is an ACSM-certified exercise specialist who teaches graduate clinical exercise physiology courses in the School of Medicine at West Virginia University. He has directed several cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs and served as an examiner and coordinator for the ACSM exercise specialist certification.

Dr. Gordon is an American College of Sports Medicine fellow. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Paul Visich, PhD, has been a clinical exercise professor for 10 years and currently teaches at Central Michigan University. He worked eight years in a clinical setting that included cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and primary disease prevention.

Dr. Gordon is chair of the Professional Education Committee of the American College of Sports Medicine. He earned a PhD in exercise physiology and an MPH in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Steven Keteyian, PhD, has more than 20 years of experience working as a clinical exercise physiologist. He is program director of preventive cardiology at the Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute.

Dr. Keteyian is an American College of Sports Medicine fellow and author of two college textbooks. He earned his PhD from Wayne State University.

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