The Physiology of Exercise in Spinal Cord Injury

The Physiology of Exercise in Spinal Cord Injury

by J. Andrew Taylor (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493982653
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 04/28/2018
Series: Physiology in Health and Disease
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Taylor is an integrative physiologist with a research focus on the human cardiovascular system and the effects of aging, exercise, and pathophysiology. He has conducted clinical/translational research on cardiovascular autonomic control at Harvard Medical School for over twenty years. His work has ranged across various pathophysiologic conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome, disorders of sleep, and traumatic brain injury. A current primary area of research is exercise for those with spinal cord injuries to prevent inactivity-related cardiovascular deficits.

Table of Contents

The Physiology of Exercise in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): An Overview of the Limitations and Adaptations.- Physiology of Motor Deficits and the Potential of Motor Recovery after a Spinal Cord Injury.- Role of Activity in Defining Metabolic and Contractile Adaptations after SCI.- Respiratory System Responses to Exercise in Spinal Cord Injury.- Alterations in Cardiac Electrophysiology after Spinal Cord Injury and Implications for Exercise.- Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise in Spinal Cord Injury .- Thermoregulatory Considerations for the Performance of Exercise in SCI.- Increased Bone Fracture after SCI: Can Exercise Reduce Risk? .- Alterations in Body Composition after SCI and the Mitigating Role of Exercise.- Cardiometabolic Syndrome in SCI: The Role of Physical Deconditioning and Evidence-based Countermeasures.- The Effect of Acute and Chronic Exercise on Inflammatory Markers in SCI.- Role of Exercise in Alleviating Chronic Pain in SCI.- Autonomic Alterations after SCI: Implications for Exercise Performance.- Hybrid FES Exercise for Improved Fitness in SCI.

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