Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
What the facility does

Clinical exercise physiology

Area(s) of Expertise

The Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab undertakes research to understand the role of exercise in reducing the risk of cancer and the role of physical therapy and exercise to improve the physical function, quality of life and survival of cancer survivors.

Research Services

Body composition (Bod Pod), Cardiorespiratory fitness testing (Metabolic cart), Strength assessment, Physical activity measurement (Accelerometers) 

Sectors of Application
  • Health care and social services

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Body composition analysis

Bod Pod

The Bod Pod is a fast, safe and easy-to-use tool for measuring body composition using air-displacement technology

Metabolic cost of exercise analysis

Metabolic cart, treadmill and cycle ergometer

 

Physical activity measurement

Actigraph Accelerometers

 

Title

URL

Chemo brain study featured on CBC British Columbia

http://cepl.rehab.med.ubc.ca/2012/06/27/588/

Can exercise reduce the forgetfulness caused by anti-cancer drugs? (UBC Public Affairs)

http://cepl.rehab.med.ubc.ca/2012/06/15/can-exercise-reduce-the-forgetfu...

Dr. Kristin Campbell featured on CTV Ask the Expert series

http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=467903

Exercise boosts energy during cancer treatment

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Exercise+boosts+energy+during+cancer+treatment/10839604/story.html

Chemotherapy affects patients’ ability to focus on tasks, UBC study finds

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Chemotherapy+affects+patients+ability+focus+tasks+study+finds/11007719/story.html

The Province podcast, featuring Dr. Kristin Campbell

http://blogs.theprovince.com/2015/05/07/podcast-in-depth-with-ian-austin-breakthrough-on-battle-against-chemo-brain/

Beyond the Lab: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

http://www.gobeyondthelab.com/research-grants/2015/2/3/dr-kristin-campbell