Guide to Diaphragm Rehabilitation in Deconditioned Patients

Guide to Diaphragm Rehabilitation in Deconditioned Patients Aim to:

This CPD 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 reparatory course explains important concepts of paradoxical breathing, effects of mechanical ventilation and Ventilator induced diaphragmatic dystrophy (VIDD). This respiratory CPD course comprises of evaluation of diaphragm as a muscle 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.

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 Curriculum:


Who Should Enroll

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses, Physiotherapy assistants
  • Occupational therapy assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists



CPD Credit Hours:

3 hours


  • Lifetime Access to Learning Resources
  • Downloadable Course Material
  • CPD Certificate



3h 32m 56s

About the Author

Dr Rina Pandya PT DPT

Dr Rina Panday PT DPT best physiotherapist in UK CPD courses instructor

Senior lecturer of Physiotherapy, author " Orthopedic Assessments Made Easy" available on Amazon / physiotherpy webinar /education specialist.

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