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Exercise Testing and Prescription by Physical Therapists Across All Settings: A Centennial Approach

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Faculty:
Lawrence Cahalin, PT, PhD
Ellen Hillegass, PT, EdD, CCS, FAPTA
Sandra Billinger, PT, PhD, FAHA
Sherry Osborn Pinkstaff, PT, PhD
James Moore, PT, PhD

Description:
A renewed interest in exercise testing by physical therapists is occurring and resulted in a well attended educational session at CSM 2020. At this session, a number of factors related to safe and effective ET were reviewed, including (1) the history of ET by non-physicians including PTs, (2) training in ET for PTs, (3) assessment of competency in ET, (4) assessments performed before, during, and after ET, and (5) interpretation and dissemination of ET results for diagnostic, prognostic, and rehabilitative purposes.

The results of the above session and information presented stimulated requests from many in the audience to offer a course on ET to improve one’s understanding of ET methods and the interpretation of ET results as well as methods to assess competency in the administration and supervision of ET. Thus, this course will address methods to administer, interpret, disseminate, and utilize ET results to prescribe exercise.

This day-long course will address each of the above factors with a superb faculty and focus on moving forward the role of PTs in ET to facilitate the rehabilitation of clients/patients with and without disease. This is course applicable to a large audience of PTs from all specialty areas.

Objectives:
* Understand the history and safety of ET by PTs and non-physicians.
* Appraise the training and assessment of competence needed for safe and effective ET.
* Appraise the assessments needed before, during, and after ET to ensure safe and effective ET and the methods to interpret and disseminate ET results for diagnostic, prognostic, and rehabilitative purposes.
* Understand methods needed to move ET by PTs forward.
* Discuss the appropriate exercise test for specific populations based upon case studies.

Outline:
* Introduction and clinical relevance (5 min).
* Indications, Contraindications, and Risk Factor Assessment for Exercise Testing and Tests of Exercise Tolerance (30 min).
* Normal Cardiovascular and Respiratory Response to Physical Exercise With Different Modes of Exercise and Protocols Including Test Termination Criteria (30 min).

Functional Performance Measures with highlights of specific tests that were prerecorded include:

  • Six-Minute Walk Test.
  • Shuttle Walk Test.
  • Timed Up And Go Test.
  • Illinois Agility Test.
  • Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test.
  • Functional Capacity Eval/ Return to Work Test.
  • NuStep Testing.
  • Overview of Functional Performance Measures Question & Answer Period.
  • Standardized Exercise Testing for neurologically impaired patients.
  • Question & AnswerCase discussion: Optimal utilization of testing for different patient diagnoses in different settings.
  • Standardized Exercise Testing by PTs.
  • Cardiorespiratory Exercise Testing by PTs.
  • Exercise Testing by PTs – Moving Exercise Testing in Physical Therapy Forward.
  • Pre professional exercise testing competencies and post professional exercise.
  • Summary of the Session and Questions & Answer Session.

PRE-RECORDED:
Competency in Physical Therapy – Implications for Exercise Testing and Tests of Exercise Tolerance (20 min) –– Pre-Recorded.

Actual videos of exercise tests – Pre-Recorded:

  • Shuttle Walk Test.
  • Timed Up And Go Test.
  • Illinois Agility Test.
  • Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test.
  • Functional Capacity Eval/ Return to Work Test.
  • NuStep Testing.
  • Naughton Protocol standardized exercise test.

Details

Date:
January 23
Time:
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:
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Venue

Virtual
United States