Assistant Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy, UBC.
British Columbia Lung Association grant recipient
Improving COPD patients’ quality of life through exercise
Dr. Guenette’s current research relates to how exercise can improve quality of life in patients living with chronic respiratory conditions. Dr. Guenette began his research career studying elite endurance athletes and how their bodies handled the stress of their training. Over time he became increasingly interested in chronic respiratory conditions.
Today, the primary aim of his work is to better understand the factors that limit exercise tolerance among patients. Exercise being one of the key management strategies for optimizing quality of life, the long-term goal of his research is to further improve patients’ lives through effective pulmonary rehabilitation.