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The physiotherapist's pocket guide to exercise: assessment, prescription and training

The physiotherapist's pocket guide to exercise: assessment, prescription and training

Glynn, Angela; Fiddler, Helen

Topics include: underpinning exercise physiology, physical principles of exercise design, guidelines for exercise training, clinical exercise prescription, limitations to exercise in common conditions, example case studies. This book is for therapists involved in exercise therapy for the prevention and treatment of disease. It covers exercise assessment, current prescription guidelines, precautions, exercise design and clinical case studies. The book also includes exercises to increase strength, power, local muscle endurance, range of movement and aerobic capacity and will be relevant to all areas of therapy practice. In addition to the general guidelines, considerations for exercise groups and exercise at home as well as exercise in special patient populations are addressed. This allows therapists who are expert in one area to become familiar with exercise prescription in another. The book underpins therapeutic exercise in general and also addresses specific considerations for particular clinical situations within current guidelines and practical considerations

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Published Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Angela Glynn, Helen Fiddler
ISBN: 0702039292, 9780702039294
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Description based on Askews & Holts e-book version.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: ix, 218 p. : ill. (some col.)
Series: Pocketbook physiotherapy
Subject: Physical Fitness physiology Handbooks.; Exercise physiology Handbooks.; Exercise therapy Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Exercise Therapy methods Handbooks.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Pocketbook physiotherapy.


  1. Chapter 1. Introduction to Exercise Physiology Chapter 2. Principles of Therapeutic Exercise Design Chapter 3. Exercise to Increase Cardiovascular Fitness Chapter 4. Exercise to Increase Muscle Strength Chapter 5. Exercise to Increase Muscle Endurance Chapter 6. Exercise to Improve Power Chapter 7. Exercise to Increase Range of Movement and Flexibility Chapter 8. Prescription of Home Exercise Programmes Chapter 9. Group Exercise Chapter 10. Exercise Through the Life Span Chapter 11. Exercise in Acute Conditions Chapter 12. Exercise in People with Chronic Conditions Chapter 13. Case Studies