The Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Physical therapy or Physiotherapy (often abbreviated to PT) is a specialized healthcare profession that remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention (therapy using mechanical force and movements).

Physiotherapy in Cardiovascular and pulmonary disease including intensive care units is a speciality branch of physiotherapy profession . The cardiopulmonary therapist of this speciality offer preventive, restorative, rehabilitative therapy following a detailed assesment of functions, activities , participation and contextual factors

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is about treating the patients suffering from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases to restore optimal functioning given the limitations.It is a holistic approach .

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a professionally supervised program which delivers exercise and lifestyle interventions and consists of a coordinated , multidisciplinary , multifaceted individually tailored assessment and intervention designed to reduce risk , foster healthy behaviors and compliance to these behaviors, reduce disability and promote an active lifestyle for patients with cardiovascular disease

Similarly Pulmonary Rehabilitation is defined as “A comprehensive intervention based on a thorough patient assessment followed by patient-tailored therapies that include, but are not limited to, exercise training, education, and behavior change, designed to improve the physical and psychological condition of people with chronic respiratory disease and to promote the long-term adherence to health-enhancing behaviors”.

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