ASSESSMENT- UNDERSTANDING - PLANNING: FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO SUFFER CHRONIC DISEASE
Based on AAPTE’s Sequential method for developing an Appropriate Individualized Exercise Prescription, this course will provide the exercise professional with the knowledge necessary for conducting proper pre-exercise screening for the chronic diseased individual (diabetes, heart and respiratory diseases). As well as, suggested method’s for establishing appropriate starting points, which will assist in the creation of a safe, effective, comprehensive, implementation strategy. We will address the concept of progression based on the individual abilities, needs, and goals using case studies. There will be discussion on:
Recognizing and explaining disease risk factors, physiological variables and the implications to exercise.
Establishing fitness capacity and limitations based on clients current level of health.
What assessments and testing would be appropriate and is within the professional scope of practice.
Options for integrating exercise to optimize functional independence and exercise tolerance.