As the profession of clinical exercise physiology continues to evolve, there is one cornerstone text that evolves along with it. Clinical Exercise Physiology, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, has been a mainstay in the field since its inception in 2003, and the revisions and additions to this latest rendition reinforce its elite status.
As the most comprehensive resource available, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Fourth Edition, provides greater coverage and depth of diseases than is typically found in most clinical exercise physiology textbooks. It thoroughly examines the effects of exercise on chronic disease and then investigates 24 chronic conditions, covering the scope of each disease as well as the pathophysiology, medications, and clinical applications. It also examines clinical considerations and exercise prescriptions for four special populations.
This fourth edition reflects the latest American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) standards and guidelines, making it an ideal resource for candidates preparing for ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification. In addition to updated content that aligns with current science and evidence-based practice guidelines, the fourth edition also incorporates the following:
• A closer and more up-to-date look at the state of the profession
• A new web resource featuring case studies that depict real-life scenarios
• A new chapter on Parkinson’s disease
• Enhanced coverage of exercise testing and exercise prescription, in separate chapters to delve deeper into each of those topics
• An expanded chapter on end-stage renal disease, to more broadly cover chronic kidney disease
• Significant revisions to chapters on metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart failure