AEP Case Conference: Return to Exercise After Covid

AEP Case Conference: Return to Exercise After Covid

AEP Case Conference: Return to Physical Activity & Exercise After Covid

Two slightly different case studies will be provided on return to exercise from acute Covid-19 infection. The focus will be on the outcome measures, clinical symptoms that will present and signs to watch out for. We will discuss how to determine where to start in terms of FITT-VP prescribing of exercise and when we may progress, regress or maintain the program according to the types of signs and symptoms experienced. We will discuss the relative benefits and weaknesses of using different markers of exercise intensity.

with Dr Neil Smart, PhD, M.Med.Sci., Bsc Hons, ESSAF 

Neil is a research and teaching professor in the degrees of exercise science and clinical exercise physiology at the University of New England. Neil teaches units in exercise physiology, clinical exercise testing, exercise prescription for disease populations, exercise training and patho-physiology of chronic disease.

Neil's main research interests in exercise science are in exercise therapy for the management of chronic disease. Specifically Neil is interested in the role of intermittent ischaemia and hypoxia on the ability to improve blood vessel function. Neil has worked extensively with people with heart failure and type II diabetes. Neil has also completed >70 meta-analyses of the various benefits of exercise training in patients with chronic disease such as heart failure and renal failure. Neil provides an exercise physiology clinic so people with chronic illnesses in the local community can access the benefits of regular physical exercise.


Thursday, 9 February 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm AEDT

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:         11:00am  - 12:30pm
 NSW:   11:00am  - 12:30pm
 NT:   9.30am - 11.00am
 QLD:   10:00am - 11:30am
 SA:   10.30am - 12.00pm
 TAS:   11:00am  - 12:30pm
 VIC:   11:00am  - 12:30pm
 WA:   8.00am - 9.30am

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