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Complete Guide to Respiratory Care in Athletes

1st Edition

Edited by John Dickinson, James Hull


200 pages | 47 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781138588356
pub: 2020-06-17
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Complete Guide to Respiratory Care in Athletes introduces the respiratory system and its function during exercise. It considers the main respiratory conditions affecting athletes and delivers practical advice for the management of respiratory issues in athletic populations.

With contributions from leading international experts, the book discusses fundamental scientific principles and provides pragmatic ‘hands-on’ clinical guidance to enable practical application. Each chapter includes useful pedagogical features such as case studies and guides for carrying out assessments. The book covers wide a range of topics, including:

       the respiratory system function during exercise

       environmental challenges to the upper and lower airways

       exercise induced bronchoconstriction

       asthma related issues in athletes

       allergic rhinitis in athletes

       exercise induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO)

       exercise induced dysfunctional breathing

       respiratory muscle training

       role of screening for respiratory issues in athletes

  • Assessing and dealing with respiratory infections in athletes

This text is key reading for both newly qualified and established medical, scientific and therapy practitioners who are working with athletes with respiratory issues. It is also a valuable resource for students of sports medicine, sports therapy, and sport and exercise science courses. 

Table of Contents

1. The Respiratory System and Exercise

Karl P. Sylvester

2. Respiratory Limitations to Exercise

Joseph F. Welch, Bruno Archiza, and A. William Sheel

3. The Environment and Its Impact on Respiratory Health

Michael Koehle

4. Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction in Athletes

Pascale Kippelen and Andrew Simpson

5. Diagnosis of Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction

Oliver J. Price, John W. Dickinson, and John D. Brannan

6. Pharmacological Treatment of Asthma Related Issues in Athletes

Matteo Bonini and James H. Hull

7. Non-Pharmacological Management of Asthma Related Issues in Athletes

Neil C. Williams, Michael A. Johnson, Emily M. Adamic, and Timothy D. Mickleborough

8. Nasal Problems in the Athlete

Guy Scadding

9. Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction

J. Tod Olin and Emil S. Walsted

10. Dealing with Respiratory Infection in Athletes

James H. Hull and Glen Davison

11. Breathing Pattern Disorders in Athletes

John Dickinson and Anna Boniface

12. Role of Respiratory Muscle Training to Treat Exercise Respiratory SymptomsHege Havstad Clemm and John Dickinson

13. Epilogue: Optimising Care for Respiratory issues in Athletes

Jon Greenwell, John Dickinson and James H. Hull

About the Editors

John Dickinson, PhD isReader within the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Kent, UK. He has over 17 years' experience of helping athletes optimise their airway health, over this time he has seen in excess of 2,000 athletes. His work has influenced policy on the management of athlete respiratory health, helping practitioners differentiate between various respiratory problems experienced by athletes.

James Hull PhD FRCP FACSMis a consultant respiratory physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK and Hon. Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London. He has a specialist clinical and research interest in helping athletic individuals with unexplained breathlessness, wheeze and cough. He has worked with a number of elite and professional sporting organisations, to optimise athlete respiratory care, including British Swimming, the English Institute of Sport, UK Anti-doping and the International Olympic Committee.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Respiratory
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine