Integrating Physical Activity into Clinical Practice and the Community

Integrating Physical Activity into Clinical Practice and the Community

Learn how to be a physical activity leader
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Introduction

The role of physiotherapists in physical activity extends beyond exercise prescription during rehabilitation. It encompasses promoting physical activity with all the patients you encounter as well as within your community at large. During this course you will come to understand considerations for exercise prescription, consider adherence by looking at barriers to exercise and how we might motivate people to be more physically active, explore how to measure and quantify physical activity and learn how to integrate physical activity into clinical practice and encourage physical activity in larger populations at a community level. Lastly, you will explore physical activity leadership and consider how we can all become physical activity leaders.

Aims

The aim of this course is to introduce the different aspects of promoting physical activity in the clinic and the community.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Physical activity prescription and barriers
  2. Motivation to exercise and behavior change
  3. How to measure / quantify physical activity
  4. Promoting physical activity in your clinical practice
  5. Promoting physical activity in the community
  6. Physical activity leadership

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.