WCPT Africa Region Conference System, 9th WCPT Africa Region Congress

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Workshop on Respiratory Physiotherapy
Narasimman Swaminathan

Last modified: 2013-06-10

Abstract


Objective:

The objective of this short workshop is to introduce the basic concepts regarding the role of physiotherapist in the field of cardio respiratory physiotherapy

 

At the end of this workshop the participants will be able to

ü  Identify the problems of the patients with pulmonary disorders with appropriate clinical reasoning

ü  Prioritize the problems with rationale

ü  Select and administer the techniques based on the research evidence

Outline:

v  Clinical reasoning in respiratory physiotherapy

 

v  Interpretation of the investigations

Chest X rays

ABG

PFT

Exercise testing

v  Evidence based selection of physiotherapy techniques

Physiology of airway clearance

Advanced Airway clearance techniques

Lung volume expansion techniques

Method:

Didactic lecture to introduce the basic principles – 45 minutes (Three 15 minutes sessions)

Work station – I hour (6 X 15 minutes session) (Small group activities)

Video demonstration of Techniques – 30 minutes

Case discussion – 45 minutes

 

All the necessary equipments and materials will be brought by the resource person for demonstration. If it is small group techniques could be demonstrated in small groups.   


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