About the Speaker

Ms Jaclyn Chow

Senior Physiotherapist
Department of Physiotherapy
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Ms Jaclyn Chow (PI), Senior Physiotherapist, M Phty (Advanced Cardiorespiratory), B Phty, MSPA, was awarded her Masters in Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy from the University of London, United Kingdom in 2016. She has 6 years of working experience as a physiotherapist, specialising in Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy after completing other rotations in Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Geriatric Physiotherapy. Ms Chow had conducted public talks on exercises for patients with cardiovascular disease in conjunction with the Cardiology department of TTSH as well as on diabetes with Touch Diabetes Support. Ms Chow was also presented her study on the use of the 2 minute step test in Cardiac Rehabilitation at the European Society of Cardiology Euro-prevent conference in Malaga, 2017 and was one of the nominees for the Young Investigator Award. Her clinical interest involves working with individuals in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.


Track 3: Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Exercise Prescription Principles in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Date  :  Thursday, 7 September 2017
Time  :  1330
Venue  :   Auditorium
Abstract  :   Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a multi-disciplinary, evidence‐based, comprehensive intervention which aims to reduce symptoms, maximise functional status, increase participation in daily life, and reduce healthcare utilisation through stabilizing or reversing systemic manifestations of the disease. Supervised, individualised exercise training is considered the cornerstone of PR. Prescribing exercise requires knowledge to interpret components of the assessment of exercise capacity and limb function, in order to plan a safe and individualised exercise program with clear goals and an appropriate progression to optimize benefits. In this presentation, we will review key principles of exercise prescription in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, taking into account respiratory and muscle limitations as well the indication and contraindications for exercise and using information from current evidence to develop an effective exercise programme.