Exercise and Rehabilitation (EXSS3027)


The aim of this unit is to investigate the strategic application of the principles of exercise prescription to target specific prevention and rehabilitation goals. The unit explores the pathophysiological basis of exercise limitations across a range of musculoskeletal injuries including the ankle, knee and shoulder, chronic lower back pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and joint replacement.. The underlying aim of the unit focuses on the application of exercise to rehabilitate functional capacity for patients who suffer from such conditions. The principles of exercise prescription include examining scientific evidence for the safety and efficacy of numerous exercise modalities to help establish core stability; re-establish neuromuscular control; restore full range of motion; restore or increase muscular strength, endurance, and power; and maintain cardio-respiratory fitness.

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1x2-hr lecture/week, 2-hr practical for 10 weeks


practical exam 1 (25%), practical exam 2 (25%), end semester exam (50%)

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(EXSS2028 and EXSS2022) or EXSS2027

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