Thursday, March 28, 2019 

11:30 AM  Light lunch will be provided

12 to 4:00 PM Workshop

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Abilities Centre 
55 Gordon Street
Whitby, ON L1N 0J2

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Dr. Susan Marzolini  & Danielle Lawrence 



Practical Aspects of Prescribing Aerobic and Resistance Training Following Stroke

This workshop is intended for physiotherapists and kinesiologists who design exercise programs for people following stroke.  The information will be valuable for those members of the allied health team who support the implementation of cardiovascular and resistance exercise programs for stroke survivors.

This program will equip physiotherapists and kinesiologists with the pragmatic knowledge, skills and tools necessary to design, deliver and monitor exercise programs for stroke survivors to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle and metabolic health.  

Workshop Objectives

  • To understand how to design, implement and monitor aerobic and resistance exercise programs.
  • To demonstrate use of physical assessments used to design individual exercise plans.
  • Understand what needs to be considered when selecting and designing the specific exercise plan (e.g. considerations for diabetes, atrial fibrillation and pacemakers).
  • Design an individualized exercise program aimed at improving cardiovascular fitness, muscle fitness for people following stroke.

Who Should Attend?

Physiotherapists and Kinesiologists who work with people who have had a stroke. 

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the CESN.

Speakers   Dr. Susan Marzolini is an Exercise Physiologist and Registered Kinesiologist. She designed and developed Toronto Rehab/University Health Network’s Exercise and Risk Factor Modification Program for People following Stroke (TRI-REPS). Susan’s professional objective is to advocate for increasing the opportunity for people to access structured physical activity and risk factor modification programs following stroke. Her research interests are to examine the dose-response relationship between exercise and health related outcomes in people with stroke and cardiac disease. Using novel exercise training methods and combinations of exercise strategies her aim is to determine an exercise treatment aimed at promoting long-term health, repairing the brain and restoring lost mobility after stroke. Susan is a World Heart Federation (WHF) Emerging Leader for non-communicable disease prevention (2018). The goal of the WHF is to reduce premature mortality from stroke and other cardiovascular diseases globally by at least 25% by 2025. She has over 60 publications published in journals such as Stroke, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Circulation CV Q&O, and Neurorehabilitation Neural Repair.



If you register and then are unable to attend, it is very important that you cancel your registration. Please notify Dorothy Burridge at 705-728-9090 ext 46314 or burridged@rvh.on.ca at least 48 hours prior to the event.