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From The CriticsReviewer: Jeffrey A. Jones(Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Description: This book presents a great deal of information about exercise and fitness as they relate to individuals with physical disabilities.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide information to allow successful implementation of a safe and effective exercise and fitness program. The material clearly outlines background information on various disabilities, generalities regarding the principles of exercise science, the effects of exercise on specific disabilities, and the proper techniques used to conduct a program.
Audience: The primary target audience includes rehabilitation professionals and exercise/fitness personnel. In addition, adapted physical educators, therapeutic recruiters, and coaches working with individuals with disabilities will find this text very useful. The material was presented in a way that allows individuals with disabilities who are interested in good health and fitness to gain valuable information.
Features: The book features many diagrams and action photos to illustrate key points. A recommended reading list is part of each section, along with an excellent glossary, reference list, and index. Three appendixes round out a very thorough text.
Assessment: In a field that is truly in its infancy, this book provides a strong foundation of information for professionals in the rehabilitation and exercise/fitness fields. It condenses the important aspects of exercise science and disability and clearly explains how the two interact. This book takes a large first step in filling the void in information relating to fitness and exercise for individuals with disabilities.