Physiotherapy in Respiratory and Cardiac Care

Physiotherapy in Respiratory and Cardiac Care : An Evidence-Based Approach

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Now in its fourth edition, Physiotherapy in Respiratory and Cardiac Care is an essential resource on the rationale and practicalities of physiotherapy for people with respiratory and cardiac disorders. Providing a clear, problem-solving approach, the book relates the physiology of the cardiorespiratory system to practice. Cardiac and paediatric physiotherapy have been expanded for the new edition, which is research-based throughout. The pathophysiology of respiratory and cardiac disorders is first examined, then linked to accurate patient assessment. The main part of the book then applies a logical approach to physiotherapy management, with adaptations for different groups of people. The text has been thoroughly updated. The analytic approach encourages students and practitioners to critically appraise the research base, use logical reasoning, and then evaluate and reflect on their practice.
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  • Mixed media product | 576 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 20mm | 919.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1408074826
  • 9781408074824
  • 514,910

Table of contents

Part I: PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY. 1. Physiological Basis of Clinical Practice. 2. Assessment. 3. Respiratory Disorders. 4. Cardiovascular Disorders. 5. General Management. Part II: PHYSIOTHERAPY. 6. Physiotherapy to Increase Lung Volume. 7. Physiotherapy to Decrease the Work of Breathing. 8. Physiotherapy to Clear Secretions. 9. Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Part III: PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR SPECIFIC GROUPS OF PEOPLE. 10. Physiotherapy for Infants. 11. Physiotherapy for Children. 12. Physiotherapy for People with Cardiovascular Disorders. 13. Physiotherapy for People with Hyperventilation Syndrome. 14. Physiotherapy for Elderly People with Cardiorespiratory Disease. 15. Palliative Respiratory Physiotherapy. 16. Physiotherapy for People Undergoing Surgery. Part IV: PHYSIOTHERAPY IN CRITICAL CARE. 17. Critical Care, Support and Monitoring. 18. Physiotherapy for Critically Ill Patients. 19. Physiotherapy for Different Disorders in Critical Care. Part V: DOES IT WORK? 20. Evaluation of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy.
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About Alexandra Hough

Alex Hough is a physiotherapist who has worked in the UK and abroad as a clinician and lecturer for 30 years. She has written the 4th edition of 'Physiotherapy in Respiratory and Cardiac Care', has presented papers to various international conferences and has written papers for, and been referee for, physiotherapy and medical journals.
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