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2nd Edition of International Heart Congress

June 20-22,2024 | Hybrid Event

June 20 -22, 2024 | Paris, France
Heart Congress 2023

Physical exercise and patients with chronic Pain

Joao Rafael Rocha Da Silva, Speaker at Heart Conferences
Connect Life Rehabilitation And Performance, Brazil
Title : Physical exercise and patients with chronic Pain


The practice of physical exercises is essential to improve cardiovascular conditioning, as well as clinical improvement of pain, promoting a better quality of life for patients.

However, in clinical practice, what is observed is a high incidence of kinesiophobia and a sedentary lifestyle in patients with chronic pain, which accompanies a complex clinical picture of several pathologies and comorbidities.

New studies point to crucial points such as beliefs and metabolic disorders that may hinder adherence to physical exercise in these patients.

Knowing how to assess, prescribe and welcome this group of patients is essential for better adherence and changes in habits.

Then we will address new concepts about pain education, present studies that prove the clinical improvement of these patients through the practice of exercises, as well as my two recent studies that demonstrate how to evaluate, and which therapeutic resources can help us to introduce therapeutic exercise to these patients.

Discuss the relationship between a sedentary lifestyle, chronic pain, and patients with cardiovascular dysfunction, emphasizing the need for professionals who work with cardiac rehabilitation in chronic patients to deepen their knowledge of pain.

At the end of the presentation, it will be possible to conclude the importance of multidisciplinary work, opening the possibility of new studies and better practices based on the scientific evidence of the professionals who will be present at the presentation.

Audience Takeaway:

  • Attendees will deepen their knowledge about the practice of physical exercise in patients with complex chronic pain (cardiopathies).
  • Due to the high incidence of these patients with cardiac disorders, professionals can achieve greater adherence and better results for these patients.
  • It will certainly open possibilities and directions for new studies to researchers.
  • Knowing how to deal with and approach these patients is essential to obtain the best results.


Physical Therapist João Rafael Rocha da Silva, Postgraduate Degree in Sports Rehabilitation Sports Orthopedics and Traumatology CETE Federal University of São Paulo, Improvement in Pain Assessment and Interdisciplinary Treatment Hospital das Clinicas, USP Medical School.Published two works in 2022 "Manual Therapy in the Treatment of Pain" Revista Neuro Ciencias and "Assessment of the Transversus Abdominal Muscle in Individuals with Pain" Med Crave Neurology Journal, Scientific Reviewer.