This leading Level 4 distance learning course for exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals is the only course of its kind to be delivered in partnership with Loughborough College and The British Lung Foundation.
The course aims to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills required to design, agree and adapt a physical activity programme for adults with chronic respiratory disease.
By the end of the course candidates will have an understanding of:
The respiratory system, components of respiration, and common respiratory conditions
Medications and delivery devices used in the treatment of chronic respiratory disease
The physiological responses to exercise for this client group and the pulmonary rehabilitation assessment process
Pulmonary rehabilitation and the principles of exercise programming for individuals with chronic respiratory disease participating in community based sessions
The causes and management of breathlessness client safety, contraindications to exercise and reasons for stopping exercise
How different body systems change with age and the considerations for exercise programming for individuals with chronic respiratory disease and additional clinical conditions.
How to design and agree review and adapt a physical activity programme for clients with chronic respiratory disease
to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to assess a client’s posture and movement capacity, identify joint dysfunctions and movement restrictions, and plan and implement an effective corrective exercise strategy.
This qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to deal with the performance of other staff, the well-being and safety of customers, as well as the day-to-day operation of a sport and recreation facility.
By the end of the course participants will be able to understand the concept of Self-Myofascial Release and the role of fascia within the body and reasons why it becomes tight and understanding the concept of trigger points.