This edited book makes an attempt to cover a wide range of both current basic research and applied clinical topics related to skeletal muscle damage and repair mechanisms and their application. The book is divided into three sections comprising related chapters, each written by an internationally acclaimed researcher or research group who are experts in their field. The first section reviews current research and covers the current understanding of issues related to the mechanisms of muscle damage, physiological responses to damage and subsequent muscle repair mechanisms. The second section examines muscle damage and repair mechanisms and issues in specific populations including older adults and special populations.The final section takes a critical look at various interventions that have been used or advocated for the treatment of muscle damage. It covers current understanding of the potential physiological mechanisms of these interventions and the evidence for their effectiveness.
Peter M. Tiidus is Professor of exercise physiology and department chair of kinesiology and PE at Wilfrid Laurier University. Tiidus has over 60 publications and over 80 invited lectures and conference presentations to his name primarily dealing with research into the physiological mechanisms of and practical interventions in muscle damage and repair.