Principles of Exercise Rehabilitation
This course initially explores the key principles of exercise rehabilitation in relation to the physical stress theory, effects of loading, mobility and rigidity and the influence of pain. These are then discussed in relation to rehabilitation considerations which will ultimately enable us to understand loading in relation to the tissue and the individuals needs, and apply a series of loading experiences to an individual to achieve intended outcomes.
Exercise rehabilitation is at the core of any physiotherapy practice. The goal of any rehabilitation is to restore function to the greatest degree in the shortest time, helping people return to their function with minimal risk of re-injury. In this course Lee Herrington provides a deep understanding of the principles of exercise rehabilitation and how to incorporate these principles into developing rehabilitation programmes appropriate for the individual.
- Video presentation by Lee Herrington
- Reading a related Physiopedia article
Course aimsDevelop knowledge of the principles of exercise rehabilitation and how to incorporate these principles into developing rehabilitation programmes appropriate for any client.
Hours of learning
Completing this course will involve approximately 1.2 hours of learning activities that can be completed on a participant’s own schedule.
Please note that no deadlines are applied and this course can be started and completed according to your own schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5 - 2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
It’s not going to be easy, we’ll expect you to work hard for your completion certificate and Physioplus points! You won’t be sitting back and watching webinars, we’ll expect you to do reading tasks, complete quizzes, perform literature searches and other learning activities. You’ll need to reflect on your own experiences and contribute them within the discussion forum, this is where we can learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge from all around the world! At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.2 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Types of activitiesReading Physiopedia pages. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- list 5 ways tissues respond to physical stress and mechanical loading
- discuss motor skill learning, reloading, needs analysis and chronic capacity in terms of rehabilitation after an injury
- plan a progressive loading program for a patient recovering from an injury based on a given case scenario
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:
- Be part of the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture.
- Log as completed all the required learning activities (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.