Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseased States: A Pilates Perspective Presentation
The presentation was conducted at the 2008 APMA National Conference. This lecture will present information regarding pathologies involving the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems and will include discussions regarding common pathologies and how we, as Pilates instructors, can help provide an optimal and intelligent approach to programming for these populations. The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with:
• A greater understanding of the mechanisms of common cardiovascular and respiratory conditions.
• How these pathologies influence a client’s ability to exercise.
• Medications/treatments and how they affect a client’s ability to exercise.
• Discussion of current research on resistance exercise for these populations
• Contraindications/precautions and exercise programming within the Pilates Method, including relative and absolute contraindications to exercise.
Presenters - Marc Brown & Donna Oliver
Marc Brown is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Wollongong.He is the Course Coordinator for the Cardiorespiratory & Neurological Rehabilitation program and has lectured other courses within the Exercise Science & Rehabilitation degree for the past 7 years. He has also lectured at the University of Western Sydney and at several Universities in the USA. Besides his academic background, Marc has an extensive background in clinical exercise physiology. He was the Exercise Physiologist and Program Coordinator for the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in California for several years and was an Exercise Test Technologist and Physiologist at the Orange County Cardiovascular Foundation in North Carolina before that Marc has a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology and is in the process of finishing his PhD. He has a major interest in exercise testing and programming for patients with pathology; specifically cardiac, respiratory, cancer and diabetes.
Donna Oliver trained in classical ballet from childhood and completed her dance training at the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. Since 1995 she has worked with acute and chronically injured patients as well as pre and post surgical clients with muscular-skeletal rehabilitative needs. Donna has completed the Graduate Certification in Pilates Method from the University of Technology, Sydney where she continued to lecture as part of the faculty. In addition to her role as co-director of Wollongong Pilates Studio, Donna is a former president and current councilor of the Australian Pilates Method Association, member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSA)