Physical Therapy Advantages And Disadvantages

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Physical Therapy is very beneficial to many of the body systems. Further investigation towards the effects of respiratory muscle training for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is critical. Exercise therapy is a regular component in the management of various (chronic) disorders, such as musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, and respiratory disorders. Respiratory diseases are defined as a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. Respiratory diseases are especially critical to cure and adhere to as they are classified as some of the most common medical conditions in the world. Tens of millions of people suffer from lung disease in the U.S. There are many studies that show physical therapy can help aid in breathing techniques that can ultimately reduce the effects of respiratory diseases. According to the American Lung Association …show more content…
This can be beneficial because research has shown that aerobic exercise is proven to help COPD patients but patients may not have the right caretaker who is knowledgeable about the various types of aerobic exercise that can help that specific individual. I feel PTAs can be convenient as they can work on the individuals schedule, the patient doesn’t have to leave home to go to an unfamiliar location, and as this is ultimately more cost efficient. The PTA would work with the specific needs of the COPD individual and develop an action plan that helps better their COPD. The PTA would have great amount of knowledge and use his skills and knowledge to help the patient to the best of his ability. I feel this is a great prevention technique as not all COPD patients have a permanent caretaker and even if they do, the caretaker most likely is not going to be knowledgeable about treatment of

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