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Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

Mar 03, 2020 - 12:00 (EST)
60 Minutes

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Briefly describe the topic or project to be discussed, including any strengths/weaknesses in the current knowledge base and any existing barriers to its translation/application in clinical practice. 

This presentation will provide an overview of pulmonary rehabilitation in people with interstitial lung disease (ILD). Although there is emerging low to moderate quality evidence supporting pulmonary rehabilitation in ILD in the short term, it is often underutilized in this population. Guidelines for pulmonary rehabilitation are extrapolated largely from the COPD population, despite differences in the pathophysiology of exercise limitation and mechanism and degree of gas exchange abnormalities in ILD.


Relevance to Physiotherapy Practice:

Clearly identify the clinical problem to be addressed during the session.  Highlight how the information to be presented will improve clinicians’ assessment skills or affect patients’ outcomes. 

Although individuals with ILD have shown benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation, optimal and disease-specific exercise prescription is not known. This presentation will discuss the current evidence around exercise and oxygen assessment, and training strategies and considerations to optimize patient outcomes.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the pathophysiology of exercise limitation in interstitial lung disease (ILD).
  2. Describe the evidence for pulmonary rehabilitation in ILD and the current gaps.
  3. Discuss assessment and treatment strategies to optimize exercise prescription in ILD.
  4. Identify ILD-specific issues that may require modifications to a pulmonary rehabilitation program.


Speaker's Biography:

Lisa is a physiotherapist at the University Health Network in Toronto where she provides functional assessment and outpatient rehabilitation to individuals pre- and post lung transplantation. She completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Toronto with a research focus on oxygenation during exercise in interstitial lung disease. During her post-doctoral fellowship at the University Health Network and Women’s College Hospital Lisa focused on virtual care and is currently evaluating a mobile app to support pulmonary rehabilitation after lung transplantation.


The Details:

When: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 - 12:00 pm (EDT).

Where: Online - join from anywhere! Once you register you will receive instructions on how to join.

Who: All health and fitness professionals.

WARNING: Space is limited to the first 500 clinicians who register. 

These LIVE training always fill up fast so claim your spot right now to avoid disappointment. At Embodia's last webinar, we had over 550 people register and ran out of space.

The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.

Cardiorespiratory Division

The Cardiorespiratory Division (CRD) unites physiotherapists with a special interest in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. We provide a valuable forum for our members to share information relevant to working with clients across the lifespan and in all areas of cardiorespiratory.

To facilitate knowledge sharing and encourage networking, we produce our newsletter, the Gas Exchange, three times per year and relay information on job opportunities, online resources, courses and other educational events.

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