The clinical relevance of strength and function of the diaphragm as a core stabilizer and its role as a thoracoabdominal pump is covered in this course. This course walks through the positive effects of diaphragmatic breathing which is integral for both mental and physical recovery of a patient after mechanical ventilation. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Live WebinarWed, Jun 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm EDT
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- Participants will be able to identify at least three important aspects of anatomy and physiology associated with the diaphragm for clinical interventions.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two physical and physiological effects each of mechanical ventilation.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two differential diagnoses of diaphragm disorders in their clinical practice.
- Participants will be able to develop a plan with at least two strengthening and stretching exercises each for the diaphragm in various possible positions (supine, sitting, standing, and ambulation) through different stages of rehabilitation as related to clinical treatment.
|0-30 Minutes||Anatomy, physiology, and function of the diaphragm|
|30-60 Minutes||Effects of mechanical ventilation, differential diagnoses|
|60-120 Minutes||Role of the diaphragm in posture, gait mechanics, core stabilization.|
|120-180 Minutes||Strengthening and stretching exercises of the diaphragm|
Dr. Rina Pandya, PT, DPT, has an extensive physical therapy career that spans over 20 years, through the UK, the USA, and the Middle East. She has worked in NHS (National Health Service), American health care providing PT services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare, and outpatient clinic. In addition to being a clinician, she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice in her role as a project manager. She has also managed a Physical Therapy department as Department Head in a premier private hospital in Oman.
Rina graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as the University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Rina is a member of the APTA, HCPC-UK, and OAP-Oman.
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