Can I Stop Now? 2.0: Intervention and Progression of Endurance Performance
Section: Cardiopulmonary Section
Session Code: CP-2B-7756
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate
Endurance is the ability to maintain a specific force or power over time. It is a component of task performance and overall function of a person. To optimize patient outcomes, physical therapists (PTs) must assess endurance, determine the primary cause of impairment, and prescribe appropriate exercise to improve aerobic capacity. The Can I Stop Now? A presentation at CSM 2018 focused on endurance assessment for people with cardiovascular and pulmonary complications. This session will elaborate on the physiologic changes that can occur with cardiovascular and pulmonary diagnoses, as well as the impact of age, gender, body composition, and environment on endurance. The speakers will discuss the selection of exercise parameters based upon exercise testing and VO max, anaerobic threshold, breathing reserve, and METs. The role of aerobic training, resistance exercises, interval training, and respiratory muscle training also will be discussed. Attendees will explore the balance of exercise and rest and the impact of fatigue and recovery. With the aging population and multiple medical comorbidities for many physical therapy patients, it is important to treat endurance to improve the patient's function and quality of life.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Discuss components affecting endurance.
2. Explain principles behind parameters for endurance interventions.
3. Examine safe and effective monitoring and termination points for endurance interventions.
4. Apply these concepts to common patient case scenarios throughout the continuum of care.
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