Exercise as Treatment for Chronic Disease – What is the Evidence?


Exercise as treatment for chronic disease conference will take place on the 1st May 2014 on the Gold Coast, hosted by The Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice and The Collaborative Research network: Advancing Exercise and Sports Science. Exercise is highly effective, but poorly used, treatment for a number of conditions including cancer fatigue, cardiac rehabilitation, graded exercise for CFS, osteoarthritis, obesity, lower back pain, falls prevention and diabetes.

Speakers have been invited to provide the evidence and rationale for the different types of exercise for different clinical conditions, practical tips on the “how to” of different disease-specific exercise regimes, evidence of a variety of clinical conditions where exercise has been found to be most effective and discuss some of the important cognitive, social, and logistical issues that form part of an effective “exercise prescription”.

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