This professional development provides an overview of the chronic illness Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks normal, healthy tissues including the skin, joints, kidneys and lining of the heart and lungs, causing ongoing inflammation and pain. This presentation will give you an understanding about the invisible illness, Lupus.
Due to the unpredictability of the disease and the potential risk for severe organ involvement, exercise prescription requires different considerations to allow for health benefits and for safety. We will explore the role of exercise in SLE patients and the ways it can manage the most common symptoms and improve a person’s quality of life. Exercise is especially important for people with lupus however, unsupervised exercise or too much exercise, too fast, can harm their health. Learn what to look for through case studies, to prescribe the ‘just right’ program for your client.
The recording is of a webinar presented by ESSA on 10 November 2017.
Stephanie is enthusiastic and passionate about holistic health and exercise. She has completed a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science and Masters degree in Exercise Physiology at the Australian catholic university (ACU) and is a trained Pilates instructor. She has worked with private musculoskeletal patients as an Exercise Physiologist and has taught both group and private clinical Pilates. She is currently working as an educational tutor at the Australian catholic university teaching 1st and 2nd year Exercise Science students, working as an Exercise Physiologist at Bodyfocus physiotherapy and instructing group Pilates classes in several locations. Stephanie has also had clinical experience in delivering exercise to patients with diabetes, cardiopulmonary disease, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury.
Presented by Stephanie Frade BAppSci (Ex.Sci) & M.ExPhys
Stephanie has a special interest in auto-immune disease and exercise and is continuously finding current research in this field to educate others and help improve the quality of life of these patients. Not only is Stephanie an expert in this area through her education history and continuing research but she also has personal experience in living with systemic lupus herself.
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