pulmonary rehabilitation


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chest phys·ic·al ther·a·py

(CPT) (chestfiz'i-kăl thār'ă-pē)
A type of respiratory care performed to promote coughing and the removal of lung secretions through percussion (clapping) and vibration on the affected areas, postural drainage, and breathing exercises; usually contraindicated in persons with bleeding abnormalities, anticoagulant therapy, chest and/or head/neck trauma, recent myocardial infarctions, or pacemaker insertion.
Synonym(s): chest physiotherapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary toileting.

pulmonary rehabilitation

A structured program of activity, progressive breathing and conditioning exercises, and patient education designed to return patients with pulmonary disease to maximum function.
See also: rehabilitation
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The results of the 12-month maintenance exercise program showed that there was no difference between groups at 12 months compared to the end of the pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Traditional pulmonary rehabilitation employs land-based exercise in training muscles for both strength and endurance.
In most patients with moderate to severe disease, pulmonary rehabilitation should be offered.
The authors chose to investigate whether breathing HH during exercise would increase exercise intensity and improve the outcomes of a pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is usually provided in the form of a structured programme involving various health care professionals, including physicians, physiotherapists, biokineticists, dieticians and psychologists.
Despite the many physiological and psychosocial benefits associated with participation in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs, adherence in these settings is similar to that found in healthy populations (Oldridge, 1991; Kaplan, Atkins, & Reinsch, 1984).
Her preceding leadership positions include senior roles within American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Emergency Nurse's Association, American Veterinary Medical Foundation and most recently as the Executive Director of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), a 3,000 member multi-disciplinary medical association.
25, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hundreds of participants helped raise thousands of dollars this month for High Point Regional Health Foundation's Heart Strides program, the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program at High Point Regional hospital in High Point.
Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center offers a unique Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program with a board-certified Pulmonologist on staff as well as a state-of-the-art Pulmonary Gym.
The person can then begin to manage their condition, and should have access to respiratory specialists, pulmonary rehabilitation programmes, and exercise referral schemes.
Purpose/Hypothesis: Individuals with COPD are referred to pulmonary rehabilitation based upon their pulmonary function testing rather than their functional limitations.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Researchers from Belgium have suggested that Vitamin D supplements may help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) get more from their pulmonary rehabilitation programs.