Synopses & Reviews
Exercise and Cancer Recovery provides specific guidelines for cancer exercise intervention and is full of leading-edge information on how exercise rehabilitation can help cancer patients deal with treatment-related symptoms both during and after treatment.
The authors, all of whom have extensive experience working in exercise with cancer patients, provide a valuable overview of the etiology and effects of cancer. They also show you step-by-step how to adapt normal assessment and prescription procedures to each client's cancer history and current condition.
Whether you work with cancer patients in clinical or applied settings, this book will teach you how to adjust exercise according to the ups and downs of treatment and its side effects. It also shows how to use exercise to strengthen the body and lessen fatigue rather than depress the immune system. You'll gain new insight into what clients are experiencing and how to communicate effectively with their physicians.
The text contains these features that will enhance your understanding of the material: -Numerous real-life examples (in both technical and human terms) illustrating how to respond to the changing conditions of clients
-11 reproducible forms for collecting assessment data to convey vital information to clients, track clients' progress, record prescriptions, note unique problems and solutions, obtain informed consent, and more
-Discussion of cancer pathology and treatment
-Photos and written descriptions clarifying how to do all the exercises presented in the textWith Exercise and Cancer Recovery, you will have the tools you need to effectively apply exercise interventions to your patients or clients who are affected by cancer and to improve the quality of each one's life.
The how-tos of building a cancer rehabilitation program
Table of Contents
Overview of cancer pathology -- Cancer treatment toxicity on physiological systems and the benefits of exercise -- Fundamentals of exercise -- Research and basic guidelines for cancer exercise rehabilitation -- Health and fitness assessment for cancer patients -- Exercise prescription development -- Exercise intervention -- Establishing and managing cancer rehabilitation facilities -- Summation: rehabilitation of the cancer patient.