Exercise Management of the Person with CKD Podcast

Exercise Management of the Person with CKD Podcast

Exercise Management of the Person with Chronic Kidney Disease Podcast

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a progressive, chronic illness that is characterized by a deterioration of renal function. CKD carries a raised morbidity and mortality burden and the end stage (5) requires renal replacement therapy or transplantation for survival. CKD prevalence increases with age and in the presence of certain diseases, especially cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There are several different ways that CKD can present symptoms. CKD does lead to a notable reduction in exercise capacity. Exercise prescription for a person with CKD should occur at an age-appropriate intensity suited to that individual’s exercise capacity. This presentation will examine how exercise programming may be modified to allow optimal delivery for a person with CKD.

This is a recording of an ESSA webinar presented on 13 May 2022. 

Presented by Professor 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.

Research Interests
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.


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