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Exercise to Prevent and Manage Chronic Disease across the Lifespan - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323898430

Exercise to Prevent and Manage Chronic Disease across the Lifespan

1st Edition

Authors: Nicholas Tripodi Jack Feehan Vasso Apostolopoulos
Paperback ISBN: 9780323898430
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2022
Page Count: 225
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Exercise to Prevent and Manage Chronic Disease across the Lifespan provides evidence-based insights into the clinical utility of exercise in the management of disease across a broad range of specialties and diseases. The book offers research informed strategies for the integration of exercise into standard practice in fields such as neurology, endocrinology, psychiatry and oncology, as well as decision-making pathways and clinical scenarios to advance patient care. The book is divided by specialty and includes clinical scenarios to allow for the integration of information within practice.

The book's synthesized research evidence allows practitioners to safely and effectively begin to capitalize on the benefits of exercise in their patients.

Key Features

  • Provides broad insights into the evidence-based underpinnings of the use of exercise in a range of common diseases
  • Coverage includes the immune system, musculoskeletal disease, oncology, endocrinology, cardiology, respiratory diseases, and more
  • Includes a glossary, bibliography and summary figures for quick reference of information


Exercise Scientists, Exercise Physiologists, Post-graduate level students in exercise science, kinesiology, and exercise physiology. Health Professionals, such as: doctors, nurses, nutritionists and physiotherapists, as well as personal trainers

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword
    2. Introduction

    General Exercise
    3. Exercise and immunity
    4. Exercise Accessibility
    5. Exercise Adherence

    Children and Early Teens (5-15)
    6. Cognitive Development
    7. Youth Mental Health
    8. Diabetes - T1
    9. Obesity
    10. Asthma
    11. HIV

    Middle Age (35-65)
    12. Diabetes - T2
    13. MS
    14. Menopause
    15. Inflammatory Arthritis
    16. Chronic Pain
    17. Neuropathic Pain
    18. Tendinopathy
    19. Depression
    20. CVD
    21. PCOS Older age
    22. OA
    23. Orthopedic Surgery
    24. Stroke
    25. COPD/Fibrosis
    26. Cancer Prevention, treatment and recovery
    27. MND
    28. Psychological Health
    29. Tai-Chi for early onset dementia
    30. Osteosarcopenia
    31. Frailty
    32. Parkinson's
    33. Alzheimer's
    34. Gait Balance Falls Biofeedback
    35. Cognition in the Elderly


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About the Authors

Nicholas Tripodi

Nicholas Tripodi graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) and is a fully qualified and registered Osteopath with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Osteopathy Australia. He is also a qualified strength and conditioning coach. A keen triathlete himself, Nicholas has a strong interest in treating and rehabilitating all forms of sporting injuries, which he has gained through working with many athletes, both amateur and professional. He also has an interest in the effects of nutrition on musculoskeletal injures and physical health in general. He is also proficient in screening and analysis of cycling, swimming and strength training-related injuries. Nicholas very committed to continuing and improving his professional education; he is employed as a lecturer at Victoria University and regularly attends sports medicine conferences and courses.

Affiliations and Expertise

Osteopath, Competitive Sports Clinic, Melbourne, Australia

Jack Feehan

Dr. Jack Feehan completed his Bachelor of Clinical Sciences and Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University. Afterwards he was lucky enough to gain a prestigious research scholarship at Melbourne University where he is investigating potential new treatments for osteoporosis and other degenerative musculoskeletal diseases. Jack enjoys treating patients from all walks of life – from expectant mothers, to athletes, to the elderly and believes Osteopathy can play a key role in maintenance of an active, healthy life. Jack has done additional training in Dry Needling, and both sports and kinesiotape, all of which he uses extensively in practice. Jack has a keen interest in the management of chronic complaints, as well as a long history of working with athletes and dancers and enjoys the challenge and reward of working to tailor individual approaches to ensure the best outcomes for his patients.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sessional Lecturer, Victoria University, Osteopath, Camberwell Osteopathic Clinic, Melbourne, Australia

Vasso Apostolopoulos

Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos is currently the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research Partnerships at Victoria University. She received her PhD majoring in immunology in 1995 from the University of Melbourne, and the Advanced Certificate in Protein Crystallography from Birkbeck College, University of London. In response to the current global emergency, Vasso and her team in VU's Immunology & Translational research are focusing their efforts on responding to COVID-19, investigating and working on vaccines and drugs to treat the virus. Her expertise is multi-disciplinary with extensive expertise in immunology, x-ray crystallography, medicinal chemistry, cellular biology, molecular biology. She has extensive translational research expertise with development of drugs and vaccines. Professor Apostolopoulos is a world-renowned researcher who has been recognized with over 100 awards for the outstanding results of her research. Most notable are the Premier’s Award for Medical Research, Young Australian of the Year (Vic), Greek Australian of the Year, Woman of the Year.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Vice Chancellor, Research Partnerships; Program Leader – Mechanisms and Interventions in Health and Disease, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

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