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Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy



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