Exercise Management for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – The Evidence and Current Approaches

1 Hour | taught by Suzanne Broadbent, PhD

Course description

This webinar will examine the current evidence for exercise management, and will also discuss types of exercise modalities and the effects on fatigue and immune function, which may prove useful for clinical exercise practice. CFS is a complex condition where clients vary from being very debilitated to being relatively well. Clinicians and exercise professionals need to be aware of the range of symptoms and exercise responses likely to be found in CFS clients, as these help determine exercise prescription for this population group.

It is important to clarify that Dr. Broadbent's research is different than the PACE study. It is not based on "Graded Exercise".

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the pathophysiology, symptomology, physiological responses to exercise and contraindications for this population group.
  2. Understand different exercise modalities and possible effects on immune responses and fatigue.
  3. Evaluate the current CFS literature and identify areas for further research.
Suzanne Broadbent, PhD
Suzanne Broadbent, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Southern Cross University

Dr. Suzanne Broadbent has a Bachelor of Education (University of Newcastle), a Bachelor of Exercise Science (1st Class Honours) and PhD in Exercise Science from Griffith University (QLD, Australia). She is an accredited Clinical Exercise Physiologist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia. Dr. Broadbent is currently Senior Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW Australia. Suzanne’s research interests include exercise immunology, specifically the effects of long term training on immune function; exercise interventions for cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and autoimmune conditions; and cardiopulmonary exercise rehabilitation.

Dr. Broadbent was the lead researcher in the Wicking Trust and Mason Foundation grant in 2013 for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome exercise management (graded compared to intermittent exercise) and has just completed an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant as part of a team working with exercise interventions for prostate cancer survivors. She has published articles in various journals and was an invited author for chapters on cardio-pulmonary evidence-based exercise testing and rehabilitation for the textbook “Clinical Exercise: a case-based approach” (Elsevier), and also for Exercise Management for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Nova).

This program is pre-approved by VRA Canada for a 1 hour training session