Exercise Prescription Certificate Course. Session 2: Understanding Basic Concepts on Exercise and Handling Exercise Risks Prof. Josephine IP Wing-yuk MBBS(HK), MS(HK), FRCOS (HK ). Outline of this Session. Pre-participation health screening Self-guided Screening
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Session 2:Understanding Basic Concepts on Exercise and Handling Exercise Risks
Prof. Josephine IP Wing-yuk MBBS(HK), MS(HK), FRCOS (HK)
A patient with certain cardiovascular risk factors presented to you.
Then, should exercise be advised to this patient?
a pre-participation health screening AND
a risk stratification process should be carried out to identify
high risk individuals!
Self-administered tools can be used by anyone who is planning to start an exercise programme, e.g.:
ACSM Risk Stratification Scheme
If HDL is high, subtract one risk factor from the sum of positive risk factors
Moderate to strong Evidence
Please refer to Doctor’s Handbook: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 13 for further reading