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"Exercise Physiology in Special Populations" covers the prevalent health conditions that are either linked to an inactive lifestyle or whose effects can be ameliorated by increasing physical activity and physical fitness. The book explores physiological aspects of obesity and diabetes before moving on to cardiac disease, lung disease, arthritis and back pain, aging and older people, bone health, the female participant, neurological and neuromuscular disorders, and spinal chord injury.The author team includes many of the UK's leading researchers and exercise science and rehabilitation practitioners that specialize in each of the topic areas. New to the popular "Advances in Sport and Exercise Science" series, this book covers key aspects of exercise physiology including: Coronary Heart Disease and Cardiac Dysfunction; Neurological disorders (Strokes, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Head Injury); Spinal cord injuries; Obesity and Diabetes; Amputees; Downs syndrome; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Musculo-rheumatological disorders and pain; Bone Health; Older People; HIV/Aids; and, the female exercise participant.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780443103438
ISBN-10: 0443103437
Format: Paperback
(156mm x 234mm x 20mm)
Pages: 372
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - John P. Buckley

Dr John Buckley is a BASES Accredited Exercise Physiologist. He is a founding partner of the Lifestyle Exercise and Physiotherapy Centre (Shrewsbury, 1988) and has been lecturing in Exercise, Health and Rehabilitation at Keele University since 1989. Bachelor of PE (Univ British Columbia 1986); MSc Sports Science (Loughborough Iniversity 1987); PhD (Keele University 2003). Published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise; British Journal of Sports Medicine and Ergonomics.Authored textbook Exercise on Prescription and has written Chapters in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Textbooks Editor of over 5 books and book chapters, and over 50 peer reviewed scientific papers. Fellow of the European College of Sports Sciences; Fellow of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences; Chair 'Sports Nutrition Interest Group' - BASES; Committee member - Nutrition Society's 'Sports & Exercise Nutrition Working Party'