Chapter outline

The previous chapter explored the scientific dimension of exercise and monitoring. The next two chapters take the scientific principles and merge them with the art of exercise prescription and class design. An understanding of exercise physiology is necessary, but the experience, insight and creativity of the exercise prescriber is indispensable.

This chapter begins with an introduction to care, activity and exercise in phases I and II, addressing the skills and understanding required when working with patients in the early stages of recovery. The chapter then defines the principles for warm-up, overload and cool-down applicable to phases III and IV. The chapter expands on the Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type (FITT) principles for the overload period and for resistance training introduced in the previous chapter. A brief review of different methods which can be used to monitor exertion, including the rate of perceived exertion (RPE) scale (Borg, 1982) HR monitoring and metabolic values is provided. Finally, adaptations of the FITT principle for a variety of special considerations and co-pathologies that often complicate exercise prescription are included.

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