Paediatric Exercise Science and Medicine is the leading reference work in the field and is designed to support and challenge those involved involved in paediatric sports science. This sub-specialty has become a major component in sport and exercise medicine as show by the marked increase in research activity and publication providing new insights into understanding the exercising child.
PART 1: ASSESSMENT IN PAEDIATRIC EXERCISE SCIENCE; 1. Ethics in paediatric research: principles and processes; 2. Interpreting exercise performance data in relation to body size; 3. Anthropometry, physique, body composition and maturity; 4. Muscle strength; 5. Maximal intensity exercise; 6. Pulmonary function; 7. Cardiovascular function; 8. Aerobic fitness; 9. Field tests of fitness; 10. Physical activity; 11. Effort perception; PART 2: DEVELOPMENTAL ASPECTS OF PAEDIATRIC EXERCISE SCIENCE; 12. Growth and maturation; 13. Developmental biodynamics: The development of coordination; 14. Motor development; 15. Muscle strength; 16. Exercise metabolism; 17. Maximal intensity exercise; 18. Pulmonary function; 19. Cardiovascular function; 20. Aerobic fitness; 21. Locomotor economy; 22. Oxygen uptake kinetics; 23. Temperature regulation; PART 3: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY , PHYSICAL FITNESS AND HEALTH; 24. 3.1 Physical activity, physical fitness and children's health: current concepts; 25. 3.1 Physical activity, physical fitness and cardiovascular health; 26. Gene-physical activity interactions and their role in determining cardiovascular and metabolic health; 27. Physical activity, physical fitness and bone health; 28. Physical activity, physical fitness, and social, psychological and emotional health; 29. Sport, physical activity, and other health behaviours; 30. Systematic promotion of physical activity; PART 4: CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY; 31. Exercise testing in congenital heart disease; 32. Exercise, physical activity, and asthma; 33. Exercise, physical activity, and cystic fibrosis; 34. Exercise, physical activity, and eating and weight disorders; 35. Exercise capacity and training in cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular diseases; 36. Exercise, sport and diabetes mellitus; PART 5: THE ELITE YOUNG ATHLETE; 37. The elite young athlete; 38. Hormonal responses and adaptations; 39. Aerobic training; 40. Maximal intensity exercise and strength training; 41. Young athletes with a physical or mental disability; 42. Current concepts on the aetiology and prevention of sports injuries; 43. Aetiology and prevention of injuries in physical education classes; 44. Aetiology and prevention of injuries in youth competitive contact sports; 45. Aetiology and prevention of injuries in youth competitive non-contact sports; 46. Upper extremity and trunk injuries; 47. Lower limb injuries in sporting children; 48. Injuries to the head and cervical spine