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Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

This course includes
55:44 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in March 2020

About The Course

Briefly describe the topic or project to be discussed, including any strengths/weaknesses in the current knowledge base and any existing barriers to its translation/application in clinical practice. 

This presentation will provide an overview of pulmonary rehabilitation in people with interstitial lung disease (ILD). Although there is emerging low to moderate quality evidence supporting pulmonary rehabilitation in ILD in the short term, it is often underutilized in this population. Guidelines for pulmonary rehabilitation are extrapolated largely from the COPD population, despite differences in the pathophysiology of exercise limitation and mechanism and degree of gas exchange abnormalities in ILD.

In This Online Physiotherapy Course, We Will:

  1. Summarize the pathophysiology of exercise limitation in interstitial lung disease (ILD).
  2. Describe the evidence for pulmonary rehabilitation in ILD and the current gaps.
  3. Discuss assessment and treatment strategies to optimize exercise prescription in ILD.
  4. Identify ILD-specific issues that may require modifications to a pulmonary rehabilitation program.

Who Is This Course For?

This course is a relatively new and growing area of practice for physiotherapists. This course is for any physiotherapist or healthcare professional who sees patients postnatally.

Relevance to Physiotherapy Practice

Clearly identify the clinical problem to be addressed during the session.  Highlight how the information to be presented will improve clinicians’ assessment skills or affect patients’ outcomes. 

Although individuals with ILD have shown benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation, optimal and disease-specific exercise prescription is not known. This presentation will discuss the current evidence around exercise and oxygen assessment, and training strategies and considerations to optimize patient outcomes.

What's Included in This Online Physiotherapy Course?

  • Almost 60 minutes of video lessons.
  • Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
  • Lifetime access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • Certificate of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content may be downloadable (such as a workbook or slides if included), the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
  • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants and for tax purposes.
  • A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!
  • Relevance to Physiotherapy Practice

Can I Share a Course with a Friend or Colleague? How does the Group Discount Work?

Each course purchase is for a single viewer only, and may not be shared. If you are interested in group/staff viewing, please contact us at to arrange a group discount code specifically for your group. The larger the group, the larger the discount. Each individual must purchase separately with the discount code, and agree to the terms and conditions (legal). This provides each participant with their own copy to review at their pace, in addition to the opportunity to interact with colleagues as you all work collectively through the material.

Despite formative physiotherapy training, few physiotherapists have had training in the creation of culturally safe spaces and trauma-informed care.  To create optimal therapeutic relationships that will lead to positive outcomes, it is important that physiotherapists across all areas of practice have these skills.


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Speaker's Biography:

Lisa is a physiotherapist at the University Health Network in Toronto where she provides functional assessment and outpatient rehabilitation to individuals pre- and post lung transplantation. She completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Toronto with a research focus on oxygenation during exercise in interstitial lung disease. During her post-doctoral fellowship at the University Health Network and Women’s College Hospital Lisa focused on virtual care and is currently evaluating a mobile app to support pulmonary rehabilitation after lung transplantation.


The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.
Course Material included in this course
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Introduction
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Outcome and Exercise Assessment
  • Exercise Training Strategy
  • Oxygen
  • Conclusion
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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