Exercise and Sports Pulmonology

Pathophysiological Adaptations and Rehabilitation

  • Annalisa Cogo
  • Matteo Bonini
  • Paolo Onorati

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Exercise Lung Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carli M. Peters, A. William Sheel
      Pages 3-17
  3. Respiratory Assessment and Physical Activity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Paolo Onorati, Giuseppe Fiorenzano
      Pages 21-36
    3. Vito Brusasco, Giovanni Barisione
      Pages 37-53
  4. Respiratory Diseases and Exercise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Matteo Bonini
      Pages 57-70
    3. Pierantonio Laveneziana, Paolo Palange
      Pages 71-87
    4. Paolo Palange
      Pages 89-95
    5. Baruch Vainshelboim
      Pages 97-110
    6. Pierantonio Laveneziana, Louis Laviolette
      Pages 111-129
    7. Marcin Kurowski
      Pages 131-139
  5. Respiratory Training and Rehabilitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Samuel Verges
      Pages 143-151
    3. Francesca de Blasio, Francesco de Blasio, Enrico Clini
      Pages 153-172
  6. Special Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Annalisa Cogo, Maurizio Schiavon, Lorenza Pratali
      Pages 175-193
    3. Giuseppe Morici, Fabio Cibella, Daniele Zangla, Pierpaolo Baiamonte, Maria R. Bonsignore
      Pages 209-221

About this book


This book provides an innovative and comprehensive overview of the relationship between lung and exercise, both in healthy, active subjects and in subjects with chronic respiratory diseases. It investigates in detail the central role of the lungs during exercise and illustrates the impact of respiratory impairment due to both acute and chronic lung diseases on performance. Further, the book presents the latest evidence-based findings, which confirm that exercise is an effective and safe form of prevention and rehabilitation in respiratory diseases.

The first section describes the changes in the respiratory system during exercise and the contribution of respiration to exercise, while readers will learn how to perform a respiratory assessment in the second section. The third section addresses a broad range of chronic respiratory diseases and the (in)ability of those affected to play sports and perform exercise, thus providing a basis for individual assessments. The last two sections focus on respiratory training, rehabilitation and the relationship between respiration and the environment, e.g. in high-altitude and underwater sports.

The book will appeal to a wide readership, including pulmonologists, sport medicine physicians, physiotherapists and trainers, as well as instructors and students in exercise science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Annalisa Cogo
    • 1
  • Matteo Bonini
    • 2
  • Paolo Onorati
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Exercise and Sport ScienceUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  2. 2.National Heart and Lung InstituteImperial College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Internal medicine Department, Ospedale Civile di AlgheroASSL Sassari, ATS SardegnaAlgheroItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05257-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05258-4
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