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The Role of Physical Activity in Specific Conditions

Online Course: The Role of Physical Activity in Specific Conditions

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Physical activity plays an important part in the health and wellbeing of people with different conditions. These conditions could be short or long term and it is important for the physiotherapists to know the benefits and when and how to prescribe physical activity.  This course explores the role of physical activity in long term or age related conditions  and explores conditions that may only be temporary such as pre and post surgery and pregnancy.


This course will cover physical activity benefits, contraindications and prescription in different short term and long term conditions.


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 with pre and post surgery and acute care
  2. Physical activity in pregnancy
  3. Physical activity with increased age
  4. Physical activity in long term musculoskeletal conditions
  5. Physical activity in neurological conditions
  6. Physical activity in HIV/AIDS

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.

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