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Exercise Testing and Prescription in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Exercise Testing and Prescription in Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • 16 Sep, 2017
  • 10.00
  • 16.00
Heart 2 Heart Cardiac Physiotherapy, Unit 5, Kilcullen Business Campus

Presenter Name

Karen Cradock
Cardiac Physiotherapist, SMISCP

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 euros (Standard)
225 euros
( ISCP Member )
225 euros
(ISCP Student Member )
225 euros
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course you will be able to 

  1. Understand the relationaship between exercise training and cardiac risk 
  2. Prescribe exercise for cardiac patients 
  3. Complete a functional test 
  4. Interpret exercise test results and precribe exercise appropriately 
  5. Understand the considerations for special populations within the cardiac population. 

Event Description

This course offers a blended learning approach to learning about the exercise implications in the cardiac population combining lecture, workshop and practical sessions. 

You will develop skills in pre exercise screening, perform a functional exercise test and intepret results.  The course is aimed to enable you to prescribe exercise to optimise cardiovascular benefit. 

Presenter Profile

Karen Cradock, B.Physio, MSc, SMISCP

Karen has worked extensively in cardiac rehabilitation for over twenty years in Ireland, the UK , Australia and New Zealand. She worked with the cardiac team in St. Vincent's University Hospital for 13 years before deciding before working full time in Heart 2 Heart Cardiac Physiotherapy.  She now lectures in UCD and RCSI on the undergraduate physiotherapy programme and in a tutor in UCD Physiotherapy Hub. 

After completing her Masters in Heart Failure and exercise, Karen continued to explore ways of improving ecercise to enhance cardiovascular benefit. She was awarded specialist member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in 2015 in recogntion for her work nationally in cardiac rehabilitation. She is currently president of the Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation.


Cost to Attend

The cost to attend the course is €250.  ISCP members will receive a discounted rate of €225.


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