Exercise Assessment, Prescription and Delivery in Chronic Disease - HSCP Funded

Venue Online (17th Sept) / Maldron Hotel Abbeyleix Rd Portlaoise Co. Laois R32 HKN3 (1st Oct)
Contact Hours 10.5
Event Type HSCP Funded
Specialities Cardiac Care, Gerontology, Intellectual Disability, Management, Musculoskeletal Therapy, Neurology, Occupational Health / Ergonomics, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Palliative Care, Pelvic Health & Continence, Pilates, Professional Issues, Respiratory Care, Rheumatology
Presenter Details The Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiac Services (CPCS) team will deliver the training.
Denise Dunne (BSc (Hons), PgDip, MSc, MISCP)
Denise graduated from the University of Limerick in 2006 with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Sports and Exercise Science. She then went onto complete a PgDip in Physiotherapy at the University of Huddersfield in the UK. Having worked for a number of years in the NHS in the UK she moved back to Ireland in 2010 and took up a post at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin.
She is an experienced clinician with a diverse range of clinical skills and experience across a variety of acute, sub-acute and rehabilitative settings. She completed her Masters in Preventive Cardiology in 2015 and her thesis focused on sedentary behavior and physical activity levels of the Irish Heart Failure population. She recently completed a Higher Diploma in Business Analytics.
She is currently working as the Operational Lead for the Integrated Care Programme Chronic Disease (ICPCD) in Galway City. She has also worked with the Health and Wellbeing Division of the HSE to develop a national model of care for cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland. She has worked as the Physiotherapy and Physical Activity Manager at the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology based in the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre, Galway. Here she was involved with developing and implementing quality service models and driving vital research in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation.
She is currently part of the teaching faculty within the Institute’s Education and Training Academy for the Diploma and Masters in Preventive Cardiology, Obesity and Diabetes at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She is also involved in the teaching of the BSc. Physiotherapy Heart Failure module at RCSI and UCD. Denise currently is the Chairperson for the Clinical Interest group of Physiotherapists in Cardiac Services and past vice-president of the Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (IACR).
Eimear Dolan is a Senior Physiotherapist in Cardiology, recently appointed to the HSE Chronic Disease Management Hub 1. Trained in Trinity College Dublin earning a BSc. Hons degree in Physiotherapy in 2010. Upon graduating she gained valuable experience in a wide variety of areas while working as a rotational staff grade in both St. James Hospital & St. Vincent’s Hospital Dublin.
Eimear was appointed to the Senior Cardiology role in St. Vincent’s Hospital in 2015 and has developed a broad knowledge working in this specialty since.  She endeavours to deliver evidence based and quality services within the area of cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation. She also has a special interest in Heart Failure delivering rehabilitation programmes exclusively for this population.
Eimear is an active member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and council member of the Cardiac Services Special Interest Group.
Gay Castles is a Cardiac Physiotherapist working in Cork University Hospital  with 20 years’ experience working in cardiac rehab, cardiothoracics and cardiology. One of the founding members of the Cardiac Special Interest group of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and co-organiser of Advanced Skills in Heart Failure course for Physiotherapists. Areas of clinical interest include functional capacity exercise testing and exercise prescription. Post graduate qualifications include MSc in Advanced Healthcare Practice and Postgraduate Certificate in Management, in addition to BACPR modules in Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Refreshments Included Yes
Free Event No
How to Book Complete Expression of Interest form
Contact Person Philip Murphy
Contact Email pmurphy@iscp.ie
Date 17 Sep 2022 09:00 - 17 Sep 2022 17:00
Member - Exercise Chronic Disease €15.00
Non-Member - Exercise Chronic Disease €15.00


Online: 0900-1700, 17th September 

In person practical HALF day: Maldron Hotel Portlaoise, 1st October

(Abbeyleix Rd, Meelick, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 HKN3) 

Group will be divided in two for practical session 

Group 1: 0900-1230

Group 2: 1300-1630  

Expression of intertest deadline: 15th August at 1000 

Offers sent out: Week of 15th August (latest)

Payment deadline: 19th August at 1700  

Location: Hybrid: theoretical component online first followed-by practical component in Portlaoise

Learning Outcomes:

  • Have enhanced understanding of the role of exercise in the prevention and management of chronic disease
  • Have enhanced confidence in the treatment and management of Chronic Disease (COPD, Asthma, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease)
  • Have enhanced understanding and confidence in addition to practical skills in patient assessment with respect to functional capacity and risk assessment
  • Have practical skills in exercise testing and prescription, class delivery, exercise modification, chair based exercise delivery
  • Have access to a national community of Chronic Disease Management focused physiotherapists


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