Best Practices inSports Medicine:ACMS Guidelines for ExerciseTesting and Prescription
ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing andPrescriptionPrescriptive exercise and exercise testing are highly individualized...
Charts and Graphs for Quick ReferenceThe ninth edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and  Prescription minimiz...
Prescriptions Based on Risk ClassificationThe new Guidelines group individuals by low, moderate or high "risk  classificat...
Emphasis on Special Populations and NeedsThis individualized approach to exercise testing and prescriptions is also applie...
New Chapter on Behavioral Theories andStrategiesA new 11th chapter discusses strategies for motivating patients based on  ...
FITT-VP Boxes ThroughoutFITT-VP (Frequency, Intensity Time, Type – Volume) boxes are peppered  throughout the text, provid...
Must-Have Reference for Students and CliniciansThe 9th edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Testing and Prescription places  e...
About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of trusted co...
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The must-have medical text, ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, is back this year with content updates that make the book even more vital for physicians and clinicians. Updates include the addition of "risk classifications," and places a greater emphasis on individualization. The Ninth Edition also contains an abundance of charts and graphs, providing easy access to the information exercise professionals need. In this presentation we discuss these and other changes that make the Ninth Edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription the best yet.

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Best Practices in Sports Medicine

  1. 1. Best Practices inSports Medicine:ACMS Guidelines for ExerciseTesting and Prescription
  2. 2. ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing andPrescriptionPrescriptive exercise and exercise testing are highly individualized practices. The more we know about how both healthy and compromised bodies work, the better we can fine tune the process of prescribing exercise, and performing exercise testing.With this in mind, the completely revised and updated version of the must-have medical text, ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription provides new guidelines on exercise prescription and testing based on the latest research and clinical information. 2
  3. 3. Charts and Graphs for Quick ReferenceThe ninth edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription minimizes prose content and instead includes charts and graphs to provide fast access to the information clinicians, physicians, nurses, dietitians and physical therapists need to make appropriate prescriptive and diagnostic decisions for their patients. 3
  4. 4. Prescriptions Based on Risk ClassificationThe new Guidelines group individuals by low, moderate or high "risk classifications," as well as by the presence or absence of cardiovascular disease risk factors, signs and symptoms. This greater emphasis on individualization allows practitioners to tailor prescriptive advice based on individual need and ability. 4
  5. 5. Emphasis on Special Populations and NeedsThis individualized approach to exercise testing and prescriptions is also applied on a by-condition level. Special sections within ACSM’s Guidelines for Testing and Prescription provide guidelines for addressing conditions such as: Cardiovascular disease Metabolic disease Pulmonary diseases Fibromyalgia Obesity HIV Osteoporosis Intellectual Disabilities Multiple Sclerosis And more 5
  6. 6. New Chapter on Behavioral Theories andStrategiesA new 11th chapter discusses strategies for motivating patients based on behavioral theories, including: Theoretical strategies and approaches to change Social theory and self-efficacy Motivational counseling Relapse Prevention And moreA special section provides information on addressing special populations, including: Older adults Children Individuals with obesity and chronic diseases Culturally diverse populations 6
  7. 7. FITT-VP Boxes ThroughoutFITT-VP (Frequency, Intensity Time, Type – Volume) boxes are peppered throughout the text, providing at-a-glance reference to “best practice” exercise prescriptions for an individual based upon condition and risk classification. 7
  8. 8. Must-Have Reference for Students and CliniciansThe 9th edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Testing and Prescription places emphasis on the physically active lifestyle and provides practitioners and students alike with the tools they need to help individuals improve their health by adopting tailored exercise regimens.For more information, and sample materials, visit the quick reference page on thepoint.lww.com. 8
  9. 9. About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of trusted content delivered in innovative ways to practitioners, professionals and students to learn new skills, stay current on their practice, and make important decisions to improve patient care and clinical outcomes. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).Source: Trebuchet 10pt regular, left-aligned with slide title 9

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