Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
-Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy-
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapies deal with disorders in cardiovascular systems and pulmonary functions. For those who have had cardiac or pulmonary surgery, aerobic exercises will help benefit cardiopulmonary endurance and avoid hypoventilation, pulmonary atelectasis and other chest complications.
For patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases, breath exercises will help improve breathing skills and respiratory muscle strength. Exercise prescription and weight training are essential for patients after heart surgery to restore maximal functional abilities in their daily lives and expedite overall recovery after the surgery.
Postural drainage, breathing and coughing training, percussion and vibrations are techniques commonly used by physical therapists in phlegm extraction.