CEPA Webinar-Effect of Postexercise Blood Flow
CEPA Webinar-Effect of Postexercise Blood Flow

CEPA Webinar: Effect of Postexercise Blood Flow on Glucose Regulation in Humans: Performance & Clinical Implications

Presented by: Dr. Tom Pellinger

Dr. Pellinger will discuss recent research examining postexercise hypotension and sustained postexercise skeletal muscle vasodilation in humans. Included in this discussion will be an examination of some of the regulatory mechanisms involved, as well as some of the possible physiological functions of these phenomena. Factors that appear to alter these postexercise hemodynamic variables, including common medications, will be addressed. Finally, he will discuss some of the emerging potential clinical implications of these findings, including how they may impact individuals who use exercise to manage their Type 2 Diabetes.

Tom Pellinger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Salisbury University (SU). He teaches several graduate courses, including Special Population Interventions, Essentials of Pharmacology, and Research in Physiology, and also serves as the Admissions Coordinator for the Master of Science Program in Applied Health Physiology at SU. Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, Tom worked as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Clinical Coordinator at Beaufort Memorial Hospital, where he oversaw and/or developed the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Weight Management, and Employee Wellness Programs. Subsequently, he earned his PhD in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon, where he had the opportunity to work with a wide array of individuals, ranging from sedentary adults to Olympians. His research has focused primarily on postexercise skeletal muscle blood flow and its effect on glucose regulation. His current research protocol is examining the effect of two non-invasive interventions on leg blood flow and walking capacity in individuals with peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Learning Objectives:

• Participants will be able to define sustained postexercise skeletal muscle vasodilation and describe the primary mechanisms underlying this common phenomenon.

• Participants will be able to explain the basic recent research findings on the role of sustained postexercise skeletal muscle vasodilation on postexercise glucose regulation in healthy humans.

• Participants will be able to describe challenges to glucose regulation in those with type 2 diabetes, how regular exercise helps manage these challenges, and the potential role of sustained postexercise skeletal muscle vasodilation in glucose regulation in this population.


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Available Course Credits

ACSM 2.00

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