Therapeutic Physical Activities for People with Disability

Li Li, PhD and Shuqi Zhang (Editors)
Department of Health and Kinesiology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA

Series: Disability and the Disabled – Issues, Laws and Programs
BISAC: MED073000

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Physical inactivity has been recognized as one of the common modifiable risk factors for non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. Increased level of physical activity is very effective for health maintenance. In this book, experts from all over the world present evidence for therapeutic physical activities illustrated by different cases. Physical activity can serve as both a preventive measure and a rehabilitation tool. The contents of this book cover the benefits of physical activity from young children with cerebral palsy to older adults with Parkinson’s disease. Some chapters focus on specific illness, such as asthma; others study more popular problems like lower back pain.

Furthermore, fall risks increase with age. It is a growing problem among the elders, their family, the community, the governments, and the world at large. There is a chapter in this book discussing this issue specifically. Individuals with one of the impairments touched upon in this book, as well as their families, doctors and other health workers can benefit from its contents. The topics of this book include kidney disease, coronary or peripheral artery disease, asthma, vestibular impairments, obstructive sleep apnea, cancer, lower back pain, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, risk of falls, autism spectrum disorder, and cerebral palsy. Students and researchers can use this book as reference when they investigate the effects of physical activity as a preventive measure or therapeutic modality for other populations. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Therapeutic Physical Activities for People with Kidney Disease
(Kristina L. Kendall, Vincent Fitch, School of Health and Kinesiology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA)

Exercise Interventions for Individuals with Stable Coronary or Peripheral Artery Disease
(Garry A. Tew, Patrick Doherty, Department of Health Sciences, The University of York, York, UK)

Effects of Whole-Body Exercise and Inspiratory Muscle Training in People with Asthma
(Philipp A. Eichenberger, Christina M. Spengler, Exercise Physiology Lab, Institute of Human Movement Sciences and Sport, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, and others)

Therapeutic Physical Activity for People with Vestibular Impairments
(Julie A. Honaker, Jessie N. Patterson, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA)

Exercise and Physical Activity Considerations for Individuals with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
(Anthony S. Kaleth, Human Performance and Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA)

Therapeutic Physical Activities for People with Cancer
(Kristina L. Kendall, Ciaran M. Fairman, School of Health and Kinesiology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA, and others)

Therapeutic Physical Activities for People with Low Back Pain
(Merendi Leverett, Michelle Small, Merendi Health, Everton Hills Qld, Australia, and others)

The Role of Physical Activity for Brain Health through Alzheimer’s Disease Progression
(J. Carson Smith, Alfonso J. Alfini, Theresa J. Smith, Lauren R. F. Weiss, Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA)

Therapeutic Physical Activity for People with Dementia
(Karlie Intlekofer, Michael J. Cunningham, Department of Psychological Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA)

Therapeutic Physical Activities for Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: Rationales, Reviews, and Recommendation for Future Research
(Shinichi Amano, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA)

Therapeutic Physical Activity for Older People at Risk of Falls
(Anne Tiedemann, Catherine Sherrington, Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney, Australia)

Therapeutic Physical Activity for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
(Jody L. Langdon, Robert J. Schlote, Georgia Southern University
School of Health and Kinesiology)

Therapeutic Physical Activities for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy
(Kristina L. Kendall, Gavin Colquitt, Parker Hyde, School of Health and Kinesiology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA)

Index

Physical inactivity has been recognized as the one of the common modifiable risk factors for non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. Increase level of physical activity is very effective for health maintenance. Individual with one of the impairments touched in this book, their families, doctors, other health workers can benefit from the contents of this book. The topics of this book include kidney disease, coronary or peripheral artery disease, asthma, vestibular impairments, obstructive sleep apnea, cancer, low back pain, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, risk of falls, autism spectrum disorder, and cerebral palsy. Students and researchers can also use this book as references when they investigate the effects of physical activity as preventive measure or therapeutically modality for other populations.

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