Rehabilitation Considerations for Individuals with History of Chronic Respiratory Disease

Description: The respiratory system is a complicated, vital component that allows individuals to complete an abundance of tasks throughout each day. When simple tasks such as dressing, mobility in the home and even the act of breathing become a straining task a dynamic interprofessional evaluation may be necessary to assist with return to daily living. This webinar aims to target those individuals with known chronic respiratory disease and review the facets of a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program to allow patients to improve their quality of life through exercise, education and symptom management.

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the pathophysiology related to chronic respiratory disease and its impact on movement.
  • Evaluate a patient with secondary diagnosis of stable chronic respiratory disease in the inpatient rehab, outpatient, or home health settings.
  • Develop a safe and effective plan of care, including exercise prescription, for a person with stable chronic respiratory in the inpatient rehab, outpatient, and home health settings.

Instructor: Alexandra Beckman, PT, DPT

Audience: Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Speech-Language Pathologists.

Continuing Education Credits


The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE is being offered for 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

In order to receive contact hours for the live event, nurses must attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation.  For the on-demand self-study they must also complete a post-test with a minimum passing score.

Occupational Therapists: 

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 05639. This distance learning interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, foundational knowledge, OT service delivery]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Physical Therapists:
The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.5 Contact Hours.  Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. 

The following states require continuing education units with no state-specific approval:  CT, IA, and WA

Speech-Language Pathologists:



Course Directors and Planning Committee Members:

Julie Lenkiewicz, MS, CCC-SLP - Has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT - Has nothing to disclose.
Leslie Marriott, OT - Has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Pfeifer, MS, RN, NPD-BC - Has nothing to disclose.


Speakers, Moderators and Panelists:

Alexandra Beckman, PT, DPT                                                             
Financial: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-financial: Member of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program team.

Technology Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported.

High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

Additional requirements include:

  • Web browser: latest stable version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer as it is not supported.

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of a live webinar, please provide written notice by email or by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


      Nurses Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants OTA and PTA Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists Online Learning