UAB MedCast

Exercise Is Medicine in Cystic Fibrosis

Stefanie Krick, MD - Speaker Bio
Dr. Krick is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following her fellowship training and internships at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and Mount Sinai Medical Center, she worked as an assistant professor of medicine at the Miller School of Medicine's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She has completed training in internal medicine, molecular biology, pulmonary medicine, critical care and vascular medicine. 

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Release Date: May 17, 2022
Expiration Date: May 16, 2025

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Stefanie Krick, MD
Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care & Pulmonology

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  • Topic Info:Exercise can improve lung function and have a range of other benefits for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, but each patient has a unique tolerance for exercise depending on age, condition, and lifestyle. Stefanie Krick, MD, discusses how the complications specific to CF require popular exercises to be modified. She also emphasizes that patients must be monitored closely for changing abilities in each phase of their lives. Multidisciplinary teams that include physical therapists are best suited to help patients with special challenges due to CF make exercise part of their lives safely.