By Steven Jonas MD, Edward M. Phillips MD

Workout is medication™ is an American university of activities drugs initiative to "make actual job and workout a customary a part of a disorder prevention and therapy clinical paradigm." This publication will educate practitioners tips on how to encourage and coach sufferers at the value of workout and the way to layout useful workout courses for sufferers of every age and health degrees, in addition to people with certain stipulations comparable to being pregnant, weight problems, and melanoma. insurance comprises in-depth discussions of either the life-style workout method of exercise usually and the established workout strategy.

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Or they may form a “virtual team,” working in different locations but working together and communicating regularly about individual patients, the interventions they are using, and new developments they come across. org The ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, now in its 8th edition (GETP8), provides a more in-depth, detailed approach to screening patients, exercise testing protocols, and exercise prescription. This text is highly recommended to exercise professionals and the interested clinician.

These patients are safe to begin an exercise program of any intensity without supervision. For patients who answer YES to at least one of the PAR-Q questions, the screening process needs to continue to assess their level of risk. The risk level (low, moderate, or high) that your patient is assessed at will determine a) whether she needs further medical assessment prior to beginning an exercise program, b) the intensity at which she is safe to exercise, and c) whether she needs supervision during her physical activity.

Either of these tools can be completed upon planned entry to a fitness facility or as part of their appointment with you. qxd 12/5/08 11:16 AM Page 37 CHAPTER 3 • RISK ASSESSMENT AND EXERCISE SCREENING Review Health/ Medical History for: Known Disease, Signs/Symptoms, CAD Risk Factors Known CV, Pulmonary, Metabolic Disease? Yes Cardiovascular: Cardiac, peripheral vascular, or cerebrovascular disease Pulmonary: COPD, asthma, interstitial lung disease, or cystic fibrosis Metabolic: Diabetes mellitus (types 1 and 2), thyroid disorders, renal or liver disease No Major Signs or Symptoms Suggestive of CV, Pulmonary, Metabolic Disease?

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