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Kidney Disease and the Exercise Professional

CPDs : 0.5

This introductory course is designed to give exercise professionals a practical insight into working confidently with clients or class participants who have kidney disease. The course covers the causes, pathophysiology, treatment options (including peritoneal and haemodialysis, transplant and supportive care) and management of the condition and its comorbidities. You will learn about the considerations and precautions to be taken when prescribing exercise for people with kidney disease, and how to apply the skills and knowledge you already possess both safely and effectively.
Course content was reviewed and approved by the Kidney Society Auckland.

Suggested Pre-requisite:

  • CIMSPA: L3 Ex Referral

Aims and objectives of course:

  • To provide background information about Kidney Disease.
  • To outline the various treatment and management options.
  • To explain both the physical and emotional side effects as a result of treatment.
  • To cover the principles of exercise prescription following diagnosis or treatment.

Author Bio

Tim Webster has a Physical Education Diploma from Loughborough University (UK). He is a REPs registered trainer and is certified in Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase IV, Functional Rehabilitation and Exercise After Stroke (The ARNI Institute), Brain Fit for Life (Mental Acuity), Cognitive Rehabilitation after Mild Brain Injury, PD Warrior and Counterpunch for Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis Pro and Adapted Tai Chi for Rehab.