Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198757672

Neil Armstrong; Willem van Mechelen
720 ページ
219 x 276 mm
Oxford Textbooks

Now consisting of fifty innovative chapters authored by internationally recognised scientists and clinicians, the extensively revised third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine is the fundamental reference work on paediatric exercise medicine and sport science. Using a scientific evidence-based approach and new insights into understanding the exercising child and adolescent, this title covers a complex and rapidly evolving field. Designed to inform, challenge and support all involved in the study and treatment of the exercising child and adolescent, the Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine presents complex scientific and medical material in an accessible and understandable manner. With extensive sections on Exercise Science, Exercise Medicine, Sport Science and Sport Medicine, chapters comprehensively cover training, physical activity in relation to health issues, the physiology of the young athlete and injury using the research and practical experience of a renowned author team. Fully illustrated and extensively revised, new topics and fully updated material complement the state-of-the-art approach of previous editions. With an increased focus on molecular exercise physiology, close to 75% of the content found in this edition is new material, reflecting the many advances and developments across this discipline.


1. Exercise Science
1: Assessment of biological maturation, Robert M. Malina
2: Growth and maturation, Adam D.G. Baxter-Jones
3: Developmental biodynamics: the development of coordination, James Watkins
4: Motor development, David Sugden and Helen Soucie
5: Exercise and hormones, Alon Eliakim and Dan Nemet
6: Muscle metabolism during exercise, Neil Armstrong, Alan R. Barker, and Alison M. McManus
7: Muscle strength, Mark B.A. De Ste Croix
8: Maximal intensity exercise, Craig A. Williams and Sébastien Ratel
9: Neuromuscular fatigue, Sébastien Ratel and Craig A. Williams
10: Pulmonary function, Alison M. McManus and Neil Armstrong
11: Cardiovascular function, Thomas W. Rowland
12: Aerobic fitness, Neil Armstrong and Alison M. McManus
13: Pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics, Alan R. Barker and Neil Armstrong
14: Temperature regulation, Bareket Falk and Raffy Dotan
15: Effort perception, Kevin L. Lamb, Gaynor Parfitt, and Roger G. Eston

2. Exercise Medicine
16: Physical activity, physical fitness, and health, Lauren B. Sherar and Sean P. Cumming
17: Physical activity, physical fitness, and cardiovascular health, Isabel Ferreira and Jos W.R. Twisk
18: Physical activity and bone health, Han C.G. Kemper and Rômulo A Fernandes
19: Physical activity, sport, and other health behaviours, Stewart G. Trost and Barbara Joschtel
20: Genetics of physical activity and physical fitness, Nienke M. Schutte, Meike Bartels, and Eco J.C. de Geus
21: The assessment of physical activity, Maria Hildebrand and Ulf Ekelund
22: Systematic promotion of physical activity, Stef Kremers, Ree M.Meertens, and Robert A.C. Ruiter
23: Exercise, physical activity, and diabetes mellitus, Edgar G.A.H. van Mil
24: Exercise, physical activity, and asthma, Helge Hebestreit, Susi Kriemler, and Thomas Radtke
25: Exercise, physical activity, eating and weight disorders, Andrew P. Hills, Steven J. Street, and Nuala M. Byrne
26: Exercise, physical activity, and cerebral palsy, Annet J. Dallmeijer, Astrid C.J. Balemans, and Olaf Verschuren
27: Exercise, physical activity, and cystic fibrosis, Susi Kriemler, Thomas Radtke, and Helge Hebestreit
28: Exercise, physical activity, and physical or intellectual disabilities, Merrilee Zetaruk
29: Exercise, physical activity, and congenital heart disease, Roselien Buys, Tony Reybrouck, and Marc Gewillig

3. Sport Science
30: Development of the young athlete, Neil Armstrong and Alison M. McManus
31: Molecular exercise physiology, Henning Wackerhage, Jonathon Smith, and Darren Wisneiwski
32: The influence of physical activity and training on growth and maturation, Robert M. Malina
33: Hormones and training, Jaak Jürimäe
34: Aerobic training, Melitta A. McNarry and Neil Armstrong
35: High-intensity interval training, Keith Tolfrey and James Smallcombe
36: Resistance training, Avery D. Faigenbaum and Rhodri S. Lloyd
37: Speed and agility training, Jon L. Oliver and Rhodri S. Lloyd
38: Overtraining syndrome, Richard Winsley
39: 1. Physiological monitoring of elite young athletes, Neil Armstrong and Alan R. Barker

4. Sport Medicine
40: Epidemiology and prevention of sports injuries, Joske Nauta, Willem van Mechelen, and Evert A.L.M. Verhagen
41: Epidemiology and prevention of injuries in physical education, Dorine C.M. Collard, Joske Nauta, and Frank J.G. Backx
42: Epidemiology and prevention of injuries in competitive contact sports, Joske Nauta and Evert A.L.M. Verhagen
43: 1. Epidemiology and prevention of injuries in competitive non-contact sports, Luiz Carlos Hespanhol Jr, Saulo Delfino Barboza, and Per Bo Mahler
44: Upper extremity and trunk injuries, Christopher M. Shaw, Akin Cil, and Lyle J. Micheli
45: Lower limb injuries, Umile Giuseppe Longo and Nicola Maffulli
46: Injuries to the head and cervical spine, Robert V. Cantu and Robert C. Cantu
47: Nutrition and eating disorders, Christine Sundgot-Borgen and Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen
48: Dietary supplements, Ronald J. Maughan and Susan M. Shirreffs
49: Doping and anti-doping, Alan Vernec and David Gerrard
50: Protecting child athletes: Medical mismanagement and other forms of non-accidental violence, Margo Mountjoy, Sandi Kirby, and Anne Tiivas


Neil Armstrong is Professor of Paediatric Physiology at the University of Exeter. He was Head of the School of Postgraduate Medicine before establishing the School of Sport and Health Sciences and serving as its Founding Head. Neil has authored and edited 16 books and published over 300 papers and book chapters on paediatric physiology, and his research has featured internationally in around 300 television and radio programmes, including Panorama and Dispatches. Neil's research also won the first Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education. Neil chaired the Sport Science and Sport-Related Studies Panel in the first two UK Research Assessment Exercises (now the Research Excellence Framework). He is a former Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and a former President of the Physical Education Association of the United Kingdom (PEAUK).; Willem van Mechelen is Head of the Department of Public and Occupational Health at the VU University Medical Centre and Co-Director of the EMGO+ Institute of VU University Medical Centre. He is also the Chairman of the research centre Body@Work. Having previously worked as a high school physical education teacher, he began his academic career at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He has a PhD in Human Movement Sciences, and is now a professor of Occupational and Sports Medicine at the VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam.