Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases - PT23

Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases

by Brad Stockert, PT, PhD
(4.1 / 155 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Chronic noncommunicable diseases are a group of disorders that include cardiovascular disease, some cancers (including breast and colorectal), chronic lung diseases and diabetes. This group of disorders causes 60% of the deaths in the world. We now know that contracting muscle secretes chemical mediators that effectively combat chronic inflammation and chronic noncommunicable diseases, whereas inactive muscle does not secrete these protective mediators. Chronic inflammation is no longer simply considered to be acute inflammation that has lasted longer than two weeks. Instead, chronic inflammation is now considered to be a state in which pro-inflammatory cytokines are two to four times above the level considered to be normal.


The goal of this chronic noncommunicable diseases continuing education module is to introduce physical therapists to current concepts in chronic inflammation, including the link between chronic inflammation and chronic noncommunicable diseases and how physical activity can be used as an intervention in the prevention and management of chronic inflammation and chronic noncommunicable diseases. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Give a current definition of chronic inflammation
  • Describe the impact of physical inactivity and obesity on markers of chronic inflammation
  • Describe the impact of physical activity as an intervention in the treatment of chronic inflammation and chronic noncommunicable diseases

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by The NY State Ed. Dept. of CE for PT's and PTA's from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in TX. The assignment of TX PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by The PT Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed PT CE sponsor (#216.000275) with the IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 11S0235 for 01/01/11 to 01/01/12, 12S0176 for 01/02/12 to 01/02/13; 13S0237 for 01/03/13 to 01/03/14; 14S0412 for 01/04/14 to 01/04/15; 15S0752 for 01/05/15 to 01/05/16; 16S1303 for 01/06/16 to 01/06/17; 17S0129 for 01/07/17 to 01/07/18; 18S0777 for 1/8/18 to 1/8/19).
The FL Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE110016516 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CE120016528 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12; CE130019710 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021545 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150024023 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27048 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-538524 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-538524 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The TN PT Association for Class 1 CE Requirement (approval no. 3565 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11, 4144 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12; 4850 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; 5501 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; 6089 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; 6089 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; 2016-513 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; 2017-418 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18).
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE001918 for 1/17/11 to 12/31/12; PTCE003891 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007118 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010048 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval 739-2010, exp. date 01/31/12, 132-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 721-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-865 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 07/23/13 to 07/23/17
The NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of CE for 01/30/12 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17; 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
The IL Chapter CE Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of CE offerings established by The IL PT Association (approval no. 437-3631 for 01/01/11 to 01/01/12, 437-4073 for 01/01/12 to 01/01/13; 437-4633 for 01/01/13 to 01/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the IL PT Act (section 13460.61) published by the IL Department of Professional Regulation, a PT or PTA applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a maximum of 50% of their required CE hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 7/22/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/22/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2018


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Meghan W - Wyomissing, PA  ·  Sep 20, 2018
At times a little too detailed...needed more specific applications of content
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Kathy L - Wyomissing, PA  ·  Apr 11, 2018
I Learned a great deal with this course
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Alice B - Sterling, AK  ·  Mar 20, 2018
lots of science but little actual applicable knowledge for direct patient care
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Lyly H - Superior, CO  ·  Nov 06, 2017
too detailed and confusing for me
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ANN M - valencia, CA  ·  Feb 01, 2017
great bio-physiology review
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Price: $19.00
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