Now consisting of fifty innovative chapters authored by internationally recognised scientists and clinicians, the extensively revised third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine is the fundamental reference work on paediatric exercise medicine and sport science. Using a scientific evidence-based approach and new insights into understanding the exercising child and adolescent, this title covers a complex and rapidly evolving field. Designed to inform, challenge and support all involved in the study and treatment of the exercising child and adolescent, the Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine presents complex scientific and medical material in an accessible and understandable manner. With extensive sections on Exercise Science, Exercise Medicine, Sport Science and Sport Medicine, chapters comprehensively cover training, physical activity in relation to health issues, the physiology of the young athlete and injury using the research and practical experience of a renowned author team. Fully illustrated and extensively revised, new topics and fully updated material complement the state-of-the-art approach of previous editions.
With an increased focus on molecular exercise physiology, close to 75% of the content found in this edition is new material, reflecting the many advances and developments across this discipline.
Neil Armstrong is Professor of Paediatric Physiology at the University of Exeter. He was Head of the School of Postgraduate Medicine before establishing the School of Sport and Health Sciences and serving as its Founding Head. Neil has authored and edited 16 books and published over 300 papers and book chapters on paediatric physiology, and his research has featured internationally in around 300 television and radio programmes, including Panorama and Dispatches. Neil's research also won the first Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education. Neil chaired the Sport Science and Sport-Related Studies Panel in the first two UK Research Assessment Exercises (now the Research Excellence Framework). He is a former Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and a former President of the Physical Education Association of the United Kingdom (PEAUK). Willem van Mechelen is Head of the Department of Public and Occupational Health at the VU University Medical Centre and Co-Director of the EMGO+ Institute of VU University Medical Centre. He is also the Chairman of the research centre Body@Work. Having previously worked as a high school physical education teacher, he began his academic career at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He has a PhD in Human Movement Sciences, and is now a professor of Occupational and Sports Medicine at the VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam.
1. EXERCISE SCIENCE; 2. EXERCISE MEDICINE; 3. SPORT SCIENCE; 4. SPORT MEDICINE