Both exercise and health professionals need the latest research for integrating exercise into the treatment of chronic diseases and disabilities. ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Third Edition (Human Kinetics, July 2009) contains tools to assist in the coordination of exercise within an integrated model of patient care. The updated edition presents a framework for determining functional capacity in persons with chronic diseases and disabilities and offers guidance in developing appropriate exercise programming to optimize functional capacity and reduce the compounding effects of exercise intolerance.


ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities provides an overview of exercise management and addresses a wider spectrum of chronic diseases and disabilities. A consistent and concise format allows readers quick access to the pathology of interest, training and response to exercise, management of medications, and recommendations and special considerations of exercise testing and programming. Within the text, diseases and disorders are organized into six sections: cardiovascular; pulmonary; metabolic; orthopedic; neuromuscular; and cognitive, psychological, and sensory. Information presented for each of the 49 conditions is based on the most current clinical research.


The text also includes case studies for each condition. These cases, drawn from the contributor's clinical practice, illustrate how scientific research and clinical experience can combine in the development of an informed program of care for each patient. Case studies follow a set format, beginning with an overview and a subjective objective assessment plan (SOAP) report, followed by an exercise program and a follow-up statement for select cases.


ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities presents exercise as a viable component in the care and treatment of chronic disease and disability and offers guidance for appropriate exercise prescription that can positively affect functional capacity and slow or prevent exercise intolerance. As the prescription of exercise for persons with chronic conditions increases, exercise and health professionals require the appropriate data and tools to serve these individuals. This resource will assist professionals in translating the science of exercise physiology into the art of practicing exercise medicine.


For more information on ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Third Edition or other physical activity reference books, visit www.HumanKinetics.com or call 800.747.4457.


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