COPD Physiotherapy Treatment Level 2

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Duration 2 h 4 m 44 s

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COPD Physiotherapy Treatment Level 2

About Course

COPD Physiotherapy Treatment Aims to 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. There are approximately 30 million people in the United States who have been diagnosed with COPD. Physical activity and therapy can provide great improvement in symptoms, exercise capacity, and health-related quality of life. This course is for physical and occupational therapy clinicians in acute, subacute or home health care who are seeking to update their understanding of COPD rehabilitation. As rehabilitation professionals, we need to understand the pathophysiology as well as the evidence-based treatment strategies to promote optimal living for individuals with COPD. This webinar is part 2 in a 2-part series. This part 2 webinar focuses on PT and OT objective assessment tools, program prescriptions, and evidence-based treatment for COPD patients. Prescribing a treatment program that is dosed appropriately is essential for the prevention of exacerbations, improved quality of life, and value-based care.  Rehabilitation therapists have unique skills to provide this valuable care for the COPD population.  

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain how to conduct specific objective measures commonly used with COPD patients to determine baseline function
  2. Summarize guidelines for evidence-based exercises for patients with COPD including HIIT exercise
  3. Prescribe an appropriate treatment program for the COPD patient to include appropriate stimulus, duration, frequency and functional application. 
  4. Apply knowledge obtained in course to determine appropriate assessments and treatment program to case studies
  5. Explain the correlation between hospital admissions and level of physical activity as well as the impact on value-based purchasing.

Who Should Enroll

  • Physiotherapist
  • Respiratory Physiotherapist
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapist

Course Agenda

  • Overview of COPD- 15 minutes
  • Rehab prescription
    • Pulmonary Impairment-Based Outcome Measures- 30 minutes
    • Treatment Dosage and Components – 15 minutes
    • Goals for COPD- 15 minutes
    • Reassessment- 10 minutes
  • Case Studies/ Documentation tips for COPD- 35 minute

CPD Credit Hours

Contact Hours:  2.0


1-Month Access to Learning Resources
Downloadable Course Material 
CPD Certificate


Speaker Bio: Virginia Bowen, PT, DPT

Virginia Bowen, PT, DPT is an experienced home health therapist with 7 years of experience as an educator and more than 20 years as a home care physical therapy case manager. Virginia received her B.S degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin in 1987 and went on to receive her DPT from the College of Saint Scholastica in 2019. She has developed and taught chronic disease courses for her current employer as well as the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and also has personal experience being the HCPOA for a COPD patient.  She has treated numerous COPD patients in her 25 years as a home health therapist and enjoys teaching courses pertaining to this subject matter in order to help therapists develop professionally and gain knowledge of best practices. 

Course content

videoCOPD Management Series Part 22 h 4 m 44 s Start

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COPD Management Series Part 2: Promote Moving Well Techniques in the COPD Population by Maximizing Your Treatment Prescription

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About Physiotherapy Online

Physiotherapy Online is a physiotherapist-owned educational company with a vision to create an ensemble of international educators to cater to undergraduate, postgraduate physiotherapy students as well as post professionals who are keen to advance or refesh their existing knowledge in varied specialities.

As every student has a unique approach to learning, we have therefore created a library of bite sized chapters which may be accessed as an individual module or a course as a whole; self study webinars; live workshops for those who would like to get an in-person hands on immersive experience and audio books for those on the go.

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