Client-Centered Exercise Prescription - 2nd Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Second Edition, will help fitness professionals listen to their clients, assess their interests, and prescribe exercise that will work for them. The text maintains the first edition's focus on the individual by discarding the “one-program-fits-all” blueprint and emphasizing instead a personalized approach in which unique programs are designed to meet the interests and needs of each client.

This edition is extensively revised, with substantial new material on activity counseling, client motivation, and step-by-step prescription models, which are directly linked to program design. The models facilitate fitness professionals' ability to make informed, client-centered decisions and address the following issues:
-Establishing rapport and increasing adherence by prescribing exercise programs that match clients' desires, needs, and lifestyles

-Understanding clients' unique psychological needs and using that information to keep them motivated and on track

-Integrating principles and strategies for client-centered assessment and prescription that will enable fitness professionals to address and monitor clients' needs both as they are originally presented and as they evolve over time

-Detailing the competencies of exercise demonstration, design modification, and follow-up monitoring

-Applying strategies for treating and preventing overuse injuries so that clients avoid injury and frustration, thereby avoiding withdrawal from the program
The models in Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Second Edition, include activity counseling, cardiovascular conditioning, resistance training, weight management, exercise design, and program demonstration and modification, as well as the much-neglected area of assessment and treatment for muscle balance. The text explains the vital role that muscle balance plays in maintaining musculoskeletal health and teaches how to recognize and treat muscle imbalance before it causes serious damage. Reproducible worksheets—ranging from informational forms for clients to checklists and prescription cards for professionals—facilitate the use of the models to make exercise prescription easy and precise. Illustrated handouts of stretches and exercises for specific injuries are also included. These exercises can be incorporated into the client's program, and the handouts can be photocopied for clients to use as a guide for properly performing the exercises at home.

The second edition of Client-Centered Exercise Prescription is an outstanding resource for all professionals and students interested in learning to prescribe exercise for each client's unique and changing needs. To help students grasp the concepts presented, many pedagogical aids, sidebars, and checklists have been added. Competencies are listed at the beginning of each chapter, and icons in the margins identify the information crucial for the certified personal trainer program certification of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP-CPT). The upgrades to the text also include extensive illustrations, examples, and case studies that demonstrate the practical application of concepts so that students can use them in real-life situations. The result is a text that clearly presents a unique, personalized approach to prescribing exercise and to helping clients adopt, enjoy, and maintain active lifestyles.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

This book discusses how to prescribe exercise based on the unique lifestyle needs and desires of each client. Psychological and physiological issues are explored. Both cardiovascular and strength training excercises are addressed. The book includes tools such as charts and data collection forms for the professional to use.

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Editorial Reviews

Palaestra
If exercise specialists are to achieve better results...they must consider each individual's uniqueness...before deciding on appropriate approaches....[This book includes] forms [and] joint-action muscle charts...[to create a] blueprint to stay on course and match prescriptions to unique needs...
Scott H. Grindel
This well written book is intended to individualize an exercise/fitness program to meet clients specific needs. The book was designed to stress empathy and rapport with clients in order to get to know them and to "show them you care." It then provides information on programs specifically designed for each individual client. This transition is well done and easily followed. Though the book was designed for the exercise specialist, it would also be of interest to the student, strength coach, physical therapist, or athletic trainer. The author is well suited to write this text in that he is an active professor, board member, speaker, and author on the subject of fitness and lifestyle management. The content covers the categories of client counseling, musculoskeletal assessment, personalized prescription for weight management and conditioning, as well as individualized programs for the injured athlete and those with medical problems. There are many useful handouts, questionnaires, and tables provided. There are also numerous references cited. I find this book very informative. It delivers information appropriate for the student learner, but also contains useful knowledge for even the seasoned athletic trainer or physical therapist.
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Reviewer:Scott H. Grindel, MD(Spectrum Health - Reed City Campus)
Description:This well written book is intended to individualize an exercise/fitness program to meet clients specific needs.
Purpose:The book was designed to stress empathy and rapport with clients in order to get to know them and to "show them you care." It then provides information on programs specifically designed for each individual client. This transition is well done and easily followed.
Audience:Though the book was designed for the exercise specialist, it would also be of interest to the student, strength coach, physical therapist, or athletic trainer. The author is well suited to write this text in that he is an active professor, board member, speaker, and author on the subject of fitness and lifestyle management.
Features:The content covers the categories of client counseling, musculoskeletal assessment, personalized prescription for weight management and conditioning, as well as individualized programs for the injured athlete and those with medical problems. There are many useful handouts, questionnaires, and tables provided. There are also numerous references cited.
Assessment:I find this book very informative. It delivers information appropriate for the student learner, but also contains useful knowledge for even the seasoned athletic trainer or physical therapist.
Booknews
Rather than take the more common body component approach to cardiovascular and weight-control exercise regimens, this book for personal fitness trainers and exercise specialists presents a prescription process model that personalizes counselling, assessment, and prescription for clients with regard to their unique body types, physiologies, and psychologies. Additionally, chapters on exercise for special populations and those with orthopedic injuries are included.
Palaestra
If exercise specialists are to achieve better results...they must consider each individual's uniqueness...before deciding on appropriate approaches....[This book includes] forms [and] joint-action muscle charts...[to create a] blueprint to stay on course and match prescriptions to unique needs...

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736054959
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/10/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,126,689
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

John C. Griffin, MSc, is coordinator of the fitness and lifestyle management program at George Brown College in Toronto. As a private consultant, speaker, and writer for public- and private-sector organizations, Griffin has authored more than 60 publications, including the first edition of Client-Centered Exercise Prescription. Working with the National Fitness Leadership Advisory Council (NFLAC), Griffin coauthored the first national standards for exercise leaders. After serving on the board of directors for Ontario Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (OASES), Griffin worked with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology on a national certification for personal fitness trainers.

A professor, personal trainer, and coach for more than 30 years, Griffin has designed curricula for numerous courses in exercise prescription, personal training, musculoskeletal assessment and rehabilitation, biomechanics, and exercise and training techniques. He has received awards from NFLAC, OASES, the Ontario Fitness Council, George Brown College, the Province of Ontario, and the Australian Sport and Fitness Council. He has lectured in Sweden, Australia, Finland, many American cities, and all across Canada.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations of Client-Centered Exercise Prescription
Chapter 1. Activity Counseling Model

-Activity Counseling Model

-Step 1: Establish Rapport

-Step 2: Gather Information

-Step 3: Work With Stages of Change

-Step 4: Establish Strategies for Change
Chapter 2. Client-Centered Motivation

-Motivation and Adherence

-Motivational Strategies

-Case Studies
Chapter 3. Principles of Client-Centered Assessment and Prescription

-Client-Centered Assessment

-Client-Centered Exercise Prescription

-Prescription Guidelines for Health, Fitness, and Performance

-Ensuring Balance and Safety
Chapter 4. Client-Centered Assessment

-Cardiovascular Assessment

-Body Composition Assessment

-Musculoskeletal Assessment
Chapter 5. Exercise Analysis, Design, and Demonstration

-Anatomical Analysis of Resistance Exercise

-Biomechanical Analysis of Resistance Exercise

-Client-Centered Resistance Exercise Design Model

-Client-Centered Demonstration Model
Part II: Client-Centered Exercise Prescription
Chapter 6. Client-Centered Cardiovascular Exercise Prescription Model

-Client-Centered Cardiovascular Exercise Prescription Model

-Case Studies
Chapter 7. Client-Centered Resistance Training Prescription Model

-Principles of Client-Centered Resistance Training Prescription

-Client-Centered Resistance Training Prescription Model

-Case Studies
Chapter 8. Client-Centered Muscle Balance and Flexibility Prescription Model

-Client-Centered Flexibility Prescription

-Client-Centered Muscle Balance Prescription

-Case Studies
Chapter 9. Client-Centered Weight Management Prescription Model

-What to Tell Your Clients

-Unique Role of Exercise in Weight Management

-Client-Centered Weight Management Prescription Model

-Case Study
Part III: Design Issues for Injury Recovery and Prevention
Chapter 10. Preventing and Treating Injuries

-Causes of Soft Tissue Injury

-Understanding Soft Tissue Injury

-Treating and Prevention Overuse Injuries
Chapter 11. Exercise Prescription for Specific Injuries

-Plantar Fasciitis

-Achilles Tendinitis and Tendinosis

-Shin Splints

-Patellofemoral Syndrome

-Hamstring Strain

-Low Back Pain

-Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (Impingement Syndrome)
References
Index
About the Author

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