Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems

Adults and Paediatrics


  • Jennifer Pryor, PhD, MBA, MSc, FNZSP, MCSP, Senior Research Fellow in Physiotherapy, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London, UK; Honorary Lecturer, University College London, UK
  • Ammani Prasad, GradDipPhys, MCSP, Cystic Fibrosis Coordinator/Senior Research Physiotherapist, Respiratory Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK

Now in it’s fourth edition, Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems continues to be an essential textbook and reference source for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for the clinician working with patients with cardiac and respiratory problems. It strengths lie in integrating the evidence with clinical practice and in covering the whole patient lifespan - infants, children, adolescents and adults.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044985-2

Table of Contents

1. Assessment and investigation of patients’ problems

2.. Thoracic imaging

3. Cardiopulmonary function testing
The electrocardiogram (ECG) and cardiac arrest

4. Effects of positioning and mobilization

5. Physiotherapy techniques

6. Patients’ problems, physiotherapy management and outcome measures

7. Psychological aspects of care

8. Intensive care for the critically ill adult

9. Paediatric mechanical support

10. Paediatrics

11. Non-Invasive Ventilation

12. Surgery for adults

13. Pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic respiratory disease

14. Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention xx

15. Thoracic organ transplantation

16. Spinal cord injury

17. Dysfunctional breathing xx

18. Bronchiectasis, primary ciliary dyskinesia and cystic fibrosis

Appendix Normal values, Conversion Table and Abbreviations