ACSM's Exercise is Medicine: A Clinician's Guide to Exercise Prescription

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Overview


Exercise is Medicineā„¢ is an American College of Sports Medicine initiative to "make physical activity and exercise a standard part of a disease prevention and treatment medical paradigm." This book will teach practitioners how to motivate and instruct patients on the importance of exercise and how to design practical exercise programs for patients of all ages and fitness levels, as well as those with special conditions such as pregnancy, obesity, and cancer. Coverage includes in-depth discussions of both the lifestyle exercise approach to exercising regularly and the structured exercise approach.
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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: The result of a project sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Association, this extremely practical book is designed for clinicians to use to prescribe exercise for their patients.
Purpose: Very few physicians were taught how to prescribe exercise and this book works to remedy that deficit by giving specific advice on how to counsel patients in practical ways such as defining terms, giving specific activities, and explaining how to address misgivings and misunderstandings. The authors have presented a very useful prescribing tool.
Audience: The audience includes every clinician who would have the opportunity to prescribe exercise for patients. The book is also appropriate for the many lay persons who have become highly conversant in exercise physiology and focus on exercise as a means to stay healthy. Particularly, there are many personal trainers who can benefit from this information. The authors are active practitioners in this area.
Features: The strength of this book is in its discussion of how to approach patients with counseling techniques. Equally valuable is the specific advice on goal setting and the FITT principle for the specifics of an exercise prescription. At times, some of the chapters seem repetitive, but overall, the book is a tremendous asset for clinicians to help their patients. The chapter on special conditions provides valuable information on setting parameters for patients with concomitant conditions.
Assessment: The book makes many practical points that are readily transferred to the clinical setting. This is a valuable addition to a primary care library.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP(Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: The result of a project sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Association, this extremely practical book is designed for clinicians to use to prescribe exercise for their patients.
Purpose: Very few physicians were taught how to prescribe exercise and this book works to remedy that deficit by giving specific advice on how to counsel patients in practical ways such as defining terms, giving specific activities, and explaining how to address misgivings and misunderstandings. The authors have presented a very useful prescribing tool.
Audience: The audience includes every clinician who would have the opportunity to prescribe exercise for patients. The book is also appropriate for the many lay persons who have become highly conversant in exercise physiology and focus on exercise as a means to stay healthy. Particularly, there are many personal trainers who can benefit from this information. The authors are active practitioners in this area.
Features: The strength of this book is in its discussion of how to approach patients with counseling techniques. Equally valuable is the specific advice on goal setting and the FITT principle for the specifics of an exercise prescription. At times, some of the chapters seem repetitive, but overall, the book is a tremendous asset for clinicians to help their patients. The chapter on special conditions provides valuable information on setting parameters for patients with concomitant conditions.
Assessment: The book makes many practical points that are readily transferred to the clinical setting. This is a valuable addition to a primary care library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582557397
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/25/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,249,145
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What This Book Is About

On Clinician Engagement and Counseling
Steven Jonas

On Organizing the Practice
Steven Jonas

Risk Assessment and Exercise Screening
Edward M. Phillips

Mobilizing Motivation: Basic Concepts
Steven Jonas

Mobilizing Motivation: The Wellness Pathway
Steven Jonas

Mobilizing Motivation: Behavior Change Pyramid
Edward M. Phillips

Getting Started as a Regular Exerciser
Edward M. Phillips, Jen Capell, and Steven Jonas

The Exercise Prescription
Jen Capell and Edward M. Phillips

Staying Active
Edward M. Phillips, Jen Capell, and Steven Jonas

TSTEP: Training Programs by the Minute
Steven Jonas

Choosing the Activities, Sport, or Sports
Steven Jonas

Technique and Equipment
Steven Jonas

Special Conditions
Edward M. Phillips

Exercise in Children: "Exercise is a Family Affair"
Evonne Kaplan-Liss and Mary Ellen Renna

Finding the Fun in Regular Exercise
Steven Jonas

Appendix I: Glossary

Appendix II: Resources

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