Sophia Franklin

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Effective physical activity prescription: factors for consideration for inactive and sedentary patients

Sophia Franklin, physiotherapist, BPhty, MMgt (NZ), Villar Saint Pancrace (France)

When preparing to prescribe physical activity in Lifestyle Medicine we identify contraindications, potential risks for adverse events and risks for injury in patients. This presentation addresses the additional factors of mobility, flexibility, biomechanics, and behavior for consideration when prescribing physical activity for inactive and sedentary patients, so that we can effectively engage patients in improving their activity levels and the ability to reach optimal health.