Endurance Assessment and Intervention
There is always a need to assess and treat endurance in patients attending physiotherapy. This can be in almost all PT settings. The PT’s ability to quantify the patient’s endurance level and their improvement are integral parts of the overall plan of care. This session will help the clinician to choose the appropriate endurance measure, integrate endurance interventions into full PT plan of care, and re-assess outcomes related to endurance improvements.
It is important to assess a patient’s endurance and then provide interventions to improve it. It is not enough to just say someone has decreased endurance. We need to quantify it and progress it. There are some physical barriers to performing some standardized tests, as well as some patient functional barriers. It is important to choose the appropriate endurance test. Follow up with progress and outcome measurement are equally as important and help to justify our plan of care and document patient progression. This session will also discuss how to incorporate endurance activities into daily physiotherapy sessions.
Speaker: Pamela Bartlo
Dr. Pam Bartlo received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Daemen College and then her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from D’Youville College.
Pam has been a Board-Certified Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary PT since 2005. Her clinical experience focuses on cardiovascular and pulmonary care but has also included experience in the rehab of adults with neurologic system impairments. Since 2004, Pam has been a full-time faculty, most recently joining Daemen University in Buffalo, NY with primary teaching responsibilities in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehab, research seminar, and clinical fieldwork.
Her research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. National presentations include presentations at numerous American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) National conferences, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), and the national conference for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Pam is also the Vice President of the APTA’s Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy.
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