A Therapists’ Guide to Diaphragm Rehabilitation in Deconditioned Patients

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Duration 3 h 2 m 36 s

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A Therapists’ Guide to Diaphragm Rehabilitation in Deconditioned Patients

About Course

This course is designed as a handy reference towards everything a clinician needs to know about the diaphragm and be able to apply the next day in their clinical practice. This course explains important concepts of paradoxical breathing, effects of mechanical ventilation and Ventilator induced diaphragmatic dystrophy (VIDD),evaluation of diaphragm as a muscle and its rehabilitation throughout the course of patients journey from ICU to return to spots. Hence, applicable to every setting and stage of recovery after chronic illness. 

Target audience:

Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Physiotherapy assistants, Occupational therapy assistants, Respiratory therapists. 




3 hours

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course the candidate will be able to:

  1. Apply the knowledge of the Anatomy and physiology of diaphragm for clinical interventions
  2. Analyze the Physical and physiological effects of mechanical ventilation.
  3. Be knowledgeable about the  evaluation of the diaphragm.
  4. Be knowledgeable about strengthening and stretching ex’s for diaphragm in various positions.

Course content

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Dr Rina Pandya PT DPT

Dr Rina Pandya PT DPT

Course Instructor

Dr. Rina’s physical therapy career spans over 23 years, through the UK, the USA and the Middle East. She has worked in Nationalized Healthcare Services, American health care and self pay 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 the Physical Therapy department in the capacity of Head of Department in a premier private hospital in Oman. Rina is an internationally published webinar presenter; many of her courses are highlighted on Physiopedia/ Physio Plus. Her pocket books are now available on Amazon titled-- Orthopedic Assessments made easy

Dr. Pandya graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Rina conducts live webinars and is part of the continuing professional development teaching community with courses published in the UK, US, South Africa, Ireland and Australia.  Rina is a member of APTA, HCPC-UK and OAP-Oman. 



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