1st Edition

Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy

    Starting with patient assessment, the authors explain the physiological basis of all major cardiopulmonary problems before describing the physiotherapy interventions possible - this ensures the reader understands why the problems occur and not just how to treat them. The book concludes with a detailed glossary, an appendix describing all the treatment methods required, and a final section provides case studies to enhance problem-based learning. The unique combination of physiology, the latest evidence, and detailed methodologies and case studies, ensures that Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy is an essential purchase for all undergraduates. Postgraduate students in their first years of training will also benefit from quick access to the core information they need on a daily basis.

    Section 1 – Assessment tools 1. Assessment tools Section 2 – Pathophysiology 2. Acid–base balance disturbances 3. Airflow limitation 4. Altered respiratory compliance 5. Chest wall deformity or disruption 6. Control of breathing 7. Deconditioning 8. Disorders of the pulmonary circulation 9. Effects of general anesthesia 10. Heart failure 11. Impaired gaseous exchange 12. Impaired tracheobronchial clearance 13. Infection and inflammation 14. Pain 15. Reduced lung volume 16. Respiratory failure 17. Respiratory muscle dysfunction Section 3 – Physiotherapy techniques & adjuncts 18. Active cycle of breathing techniques (ACBT) 19. Autogenic drainage (AD) 20. Continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) 21. Exercise training 22. Flutter 23. Glossopharyngeal breathing 24. Humidification 25. Incentive spirometry (IS) 26. Intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) 27. Manual hyperinflation (MHI) 28. Manual techniques 29. Mechanical ventilation (MV) 30. Mobilization 31. Neurophysiological facilitation of respiration (NPF) 32. Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) 33. Oxygen therapy 34. Physiotherapy management of pain 35. Positioning 36. Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) 37. Thoracic mobilizations 38. Tracheal suction 39. Tracheostomy management Section 4 – Case studies & self-assessment 40. Case Study 1 41. Case Study 1 Solution 42. Case Study 2 43. Case Study 2 Solution 44. Case Study 3 45. Case Study 3 Solution 46. Case Study 4 47. Case Study 4 Solution


    M Jones PhD MCSP, F Moffatt MSc MCSP