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Exercise testing and prescription in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Exercise testing and prescription in Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • 20 May, 2017
  • 10 am - 4pm
Heart 2 Heart Cardiac Physiotherapy, Unit 5, Kilcullen Business Campus

Presenter Name

Karen Cradock
Specialist Cardiac Physiotherapist

Target Participant Level


Speciality Tag

Sports Medicine, Cardiac Care, Respiratory Care

Number Of Contact Hours


Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

€250 (Standard)

Learning Objectives

This course will

·         Explore the relationship between exercise capacity and cardiac disease

·         Develop skills regarding screening pre- exercise testing

·         Develop your exercise testing portfolio

·         Develop  your skills in the interpretation of exercise testing results

·         Enable you to prescribe exercise to a level to optimise cardiovascular benefit 

Event Description

This is an introductory course desgined to explore the improtance of exercise testing, interpretation and prescription in the cardiac population.  Basic  screening and functional testing willl be explored with workshops on cardiac case studies. It is a blended learning course combining lectures, workshops and dicussion groups. 

Presenter Profile

Karen Cradock SMISCP

Karen Has worked extensively in cardiac rehabilitation for over 20 years with experience working in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.  She worked in St. Vincent’s University Hospital for 13 years before deciding to concentrate on her community work in Kildare and Dublin.  She now lectures in UCD and RCSI in the undergraduate physiotherapy programme and is a tutor in the Physiotherapy Hub in UCD. 

After completing her Masters in 2006 in heart failure and exercise, Karen continued to explore ways of improving exercise prescription to enhance cardiovascular benefit.  She was awarded specialist member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in 2015 in recognition of her work nationally in cardiac rehabilitation and is currently President of the Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation. She is also Therapy Lead in the National Heart Failure Clinical Programme with the HSE. 

Cost to Attend

€250 non ISCP members 

€225 ISCP members 

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