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In Medical and Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise, Boston University professors David L. Mostofsky and Leonard D. Zaichkowsky have assembled the best theorists and clinicians in the field to explore various ways that sport and exercise have been recognized as valuable therapeutic elements in treatment and rehabilitative settings. Chronic disorders in particular have shown themselves responsive to well-designed programs of sport and exercise, a development of critical concern to our increasing aging population. Medical and Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise draws attention to the clinically significant interactions between psychological and physiological systems and the role of sport and exercise in dealing with cardiac, respiratory, and sundry nervous system, immune system, and endocrine disorders.
The book responds to an urgent need expressed by many primary care physicians, health psychologists, sport psychologists, and other educators and clinicians in medicine and allied health specialties. This book is the first to address the multifacted, multidisciplinary issues from the fields of science scholarship and clinical practice and place them in a single volume with the participation of truly eminent authors in the respective areas.