IJPR.2016.196

Type of Article:  Workshop Reports

Volume 5; Issue 1 (February 2017)

Page No.: 1893-1900

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2016.196

CHEST PHYSIOTHERAPY IN 2nd INTERNATIONAL REHAB MEDICINE CONFERENCE ON APRIL 2015

Place of Workshop: ARMED FORCES INSTITUTE OF REHABILITATION, RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN

Workshop Facilitators:

Samina Ghulam, Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. E-Mail: saminaghulam.sg.gmail.com

Amjad Sharif, Armed Forces Institute Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. E-Mail: amjadsharif@live.com

Saima Tariq, Armed Forces Institute Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.  E-Mail: stariqueazeez@gmail.com

Background:

Chest physiotherapy is a broad topic; it consists of various techniques and procedures which need practice and expertise for excellent outcomes.

CPT basically works on respiratory system and it generally promotes normal physiology of respiration. Itimproves ventilation/perfusion process, by increasing volumes and capacities of lungs.It also strengthens up the respiratory muscles and eliminates secretions from lungs and airways. CPT allows the lungs to supply optimum amount of O2 to the human tissue, which is necessary for healthy body growth and activities of daily living.

Each year, many patients with any medical or surgical disorder, develop respiratory complications in hospital settings. There is a high rate of deaths because of respiratory distress in ICUs. CPT is neglected therapy in majority hospitals in Pakistan.

A comprehensive and efficient CPT can reduce the risk of respiratory complications and decreases the rate of mortality.

The practitioner should be competent enough in selecting appropriate technique/techniques for particular patientand should be skilled to perform maneuver effectively.

The work shop on chest physiotherapy is an effort to guide and train physiotherapists and other medical professionals to perform an effective and significant treatment.The practical session of workshop provides opportunity to individuals to perform maneuver independently.

A provision of significant chest physiotherapy proves and justifies the role of physiotherapists in intensive care unit and ward.

Chest physiotherapy was conducted at AFIRM, RWP. There were twenty five participants, majority were physiotherapist, physiotherapy assistants ,nurses, junior doctors.

Cite this article: Samina Ghulam, Amjad Sharif, Saima Tariq. CHEST PHYSIOTHERAPY IN 2nd INTERNATIONAL REHAB MEDICINE CONFERENCE ON APRIL 2015. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(1):1893-1900. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2016.196
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