75301 - Physiotherapy in Specialist Area (CE)

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

the assessment that the problem oriented medical record; subjective and objective evaluation of the patient with breathing problems; Principles of physiology which underlie the techniques of chest physiotherapy
the cough
postural drainage
Forced expiration technique, ACBT
Airway clearence techniques using the positive expiratory pressure
Autogenic drainage, ELTGOL
Airway clearence using machines
the upper respiratory tract
Outline of aerosol and oxygen therapy
Evaluation of chest wall, dyspnea
Evaluation of exercise tolerance
Special cases: the transplant patient, the COPD patient, the surgical patient, the patient with spine injuries, the patient with cystic fibrosis, cardiac patients, the pediatric patient, with neuromuscular disease. The rehabilitation of the burned patien:t: acute, post-acute, phase of the outcomes
Anatomy of the pelvic floor, perineal rehabilitation

Course contents

Brivio, Lazzeri, Oliva, Zampogna "La disostruzione bronchiale- dalla teoria alla pratica" Ed. Masson

Lazzeri et al. "Esame clinico e valutazione in riabilitazione respiratoria" Ed. Masson

Pryor, Prasad "Physiotherapy for respiratory and cardiac problems" Ed. Livingstone

K.Bo "Evidence-Based Physical therapic for Pelvic Floor" Ed. Livingstone


lectures with practical tests

Teaching methods

lectures with practical tests

Assessment methods

oral examination that aims at assessing the achievement of educational objectives: - Be able to assess a patient with respiratory problems -be able to draw up the plan of treatment for the patient with respiratory problems, with outcomes of burn, with urinary and fecal incontinence

Teaching tools

Material: the material presented in class will be made available to the student in electronic format

Office hours

See the website of Elena Balestri