{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Management of Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm in Adolescents with Asthma


Asthma continues to be a growing problem in the United States, and adolescents with asthma have specific problems and needs related to the management of the disease. This CE article address those needs and provides strategies to promote physical activity in this group. A physically active adolescent is less likely to experience obesity and its inherent risk of comorbidities. The adolescent population is also historically noncompliant when managing chronic disease, and those who participate in athletics may have added social difficulties. The added peer pressure of using an inhaler before playing and a possible unwillingness to admit experiencing symptoms can increase the risk of death from acute exacerbation. Improved quality of life and physical well-being are both positive outcomes of physical activity in adolescents with asthma.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about how exercise-induced bronchospasm is managed for adolescents with asthma.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify the pathophysiology and scope of the problem of exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB).
  2. Recognize symptoms of EIB and treatments used to reduce EIB in adolescents with asthma.
Price: $21.95


  • TPTA 2.4 CCU

This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing competency requirements for PTs and PTAs. Course Approval #64096TX.

Professions: Physical Therapist
Test Code: NP1210BR-PT
Published: Mar 2014
Expires: 3/5/2020
Passing Score: 11/15 (73%)
Authors: Morris KJ.
Categories: Pediatrics
Specialties: Pediatrics
Topics: Adolescent , Asthma