During this module you will explore the normal anatomy, physiology and pathological changes for each condition and how this relates to exercise prescription for special populations.
Designing exercise programs for special populations requires first and foremost that you understand the needs and limitations of the particular group.
Eric Bowman is a BSc in Honours Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. He is currently in the Physical Therapy program at Western University and is studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). His areas of interest are rehabilitation, exercise for special populations, and strength & conditioning. Add him on or email him at.
What are the advantages of exercising for this special population? Exercise can improve muscle strength and stamina, reduce symptoms of depression, lessen the risks of dying from heart disease, and help prevent high blood pressure and diabetes, according to the 1996 Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health.