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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF


Vol. 8, Issue 8, Part C (2022)

Role of chest physiotherapy in pulmonary disorders: A case study

Role of chest physiotherapy in pulmonary disorders: A case study

Sneha S Bhille and Dr. Pooja Kesharwani
Background: Pneumothorax is defined as the presence of air in the pleural space. Although intrapleural pressures are negative throughout most of the respiratory cycle [1]. Bronchiectasis is a chronic respiratory disease characterised by a clinical syndrome of cough, sputum production and bronchial infection, and radiologically by abnormal and permanent dilatation of the bronchi [2]. The process begins with inflammatory damage to the bronchial walls, which then stimulates the formation of excess thick mucus [4]. Asthma is a condition of acute, fully reversible airway inflammation, often following exposure to an environmental trigger. The pathological process begins with the inhalation of an irritant (e.g., cold air) or an allergen (e.g., pollen), which then, due to bronchial hypersensitivity, leads to airway inflammation and an increase in mucus production. This l eads to a significant increase in airway resistance, which is most pronounced on expiration. The classical symptoms of asthma are wheeze, shortness of breath, chest tightness or difficulty breathing and cough. In this case study we are discussing the main goal of physiotherapy after the diagnosed combined condition to prevent the further deterioration of the lungs and to enhance the well-being along with promoting the quality of life by boosting the functions of lung by the means of chest physiotherapy in which the early and gradual progression of physiotherapy protocol is effective to prevent the worsening of the conditions.Methodology: This is a single case report to study the effectiveness of physical therapy intervention on physiological outcome in a patient with bronchial asthma. And we included the tests as follows.1. Short physical performance battery test [SPPB]2. Peak expiratory flow rate test [PEFR]3. 6 minute walk testConclusion: Physiotherapy plays an important role in terms of the improving quality of life and enhancing the lung functions in the individual who is suffering from combined lung condition. So, the early and gradually progressive physiotherapy protocol is effective in such cases to prevent the worsening of the conditions.
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How to cite this article:
Sneha S Bhille, Dr. Pooja Kesharwani. Role of chest physiotherapy in pulmonary disorders: A case study. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(8):184-186.
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