Now in its second edition,Paediatric Exercise Science and Medicine is the leading reference work designed to support and challenge those involved in developmental exercise science and medicine. Since the publication of the first edition, the paediatric sub-specialty has become firmly established as a major component of sport and exercise medicine and this is reflected by a marked increase in research activity and publication. Experimental methods pioneered with adults have been successfully adapted for use with children and new non-invasive techniques have been developed and applied to paediatric research to provide new insights into understanding the exercising child.
Incorporating the latest research from established, internationally recognized authors and new contributors who have emerged as leading researchers since the publication of the first edition, each chapter has been comprehensively updated to reflect evidence-based advances in knowledge. The book is extensively cross-referenced to promote access to complementary material and each chapter ends with a bulleted summary to support the rapid identification of key issues.
About the Author
Neil Armstrong graduated from Loughborough University with BEd and MSc degrees and he received his PhD and DSc from the University of Exeter. Following periods of teaching and lecturing in Loughborough and Liverpool, he was appointed to a lectureship at the University of Exeter in 1984 and awarded a Personal Chair in 1992. He initiated the study of sport and exercise sciences in Exeter and set-up the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences in 1998. He became Head of the School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences in 2000 before establishing the School of Sport and Health Sciences in 2002. He is currently Professor of Paediatric Physiology, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University and Director of the Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre.
Prof. Willem van Mechelen, MD, PhD, FACSM, FECSS (1952) is employed by the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam as a full professor of Occupational and Sports Medicine. In this capacity he is the head of the Department of Public and Occupational Health, co-director of the EMGO Institute vice-dean of the Netherlands School of Public and Occupational Health and director of Research Centre Body@Work TNO VUmc. He leads a group which conducts primary care research in the area of work, physical activity, sport and health. Willem van Mechelen is a board certified occupational physician, epidemiologist and human movement scientist.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Assessment in paediatric exercise science