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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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Pulmonary rehabilitation is an integral part of the clinical management and health maintenance of those patients with chronic respiratory disease who remain ...
Pulmonary rehabilitation is an integral part of the clinical management and health maintenance of those patients with chronic respiratory disease who remain ...

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Published by: habilitaeda on Jun 24, 2013
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Physical Therapy And Rehabilitation Services -Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Physical therapy and rehabilitation services are healthcare specialties which are usually employedtogether for treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system and substantial movement. Their mainfunction is to relieve pain, limit or prevent permanent disabilities of the patient, 
 return injured persons to self sufficiency and productivity. Physical therapy andrehabilitation services involve evaluating, diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletalsystem so that patients can resume an active and healthy lifestyle.PT is required to help victims of accidents or patients suffering from devastating conditions - to helpthem regain mobility, acquire flexibility and achieve balance and co-ordination. Conditions treatedthrough physical therapy and rehabilitation services include permanent disabilities caused by accidents,strokes, traumatic brain injuries, birth defects, development delays, muscle weakness, brain injuries,post operative problems, spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal disorders and neuromuscular disorders.
A physical therapist will use techniques such as strength training, stretching exercises, balance andcoordination activities, hot packs and cold compresses, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound therapiesto help the patient resume normal function. Physical therapy can be broadly classified into specializedareas such as orthopedic, geriatric, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation therapy,sports medicine and pediatric physical therapy.Orthopedic physical therapy deals with disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system andrehabilitation of patients after orthopedic surgery. Geriatric covers issues that affect people as theygrow older and neurological PT is focused on neurological disorders. Cardiovascular and pulmonaryrehabilitation therapy is ideal for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders or those who have hadcardiac or pulmonary surgery, while pediatric assists in early detection of health problems in children.Physical therapy and rehabilitation services often succeed in bringing out miraculous recoveries in caseswhere modern medicine alone may not. The physical therapy and rehabilitation service map can be

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