U Tube viddeo howcan I prevent atelectasis

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U Tube viddeo howcan I prevent atelectasis

Postby Debcarp » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:58 pm

Dr. Bach, Hope you had a good weekend . Regarding your video about preventing Atelectasis. Would the exercises shown keep COPD from stiffening ? My friend was told she had a shrinking lung with narrowing of the airways .

Thanks again for your time , Deborah Carpenter

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Re: U Tube viddeo howcan I prevent atelectasis

Postby bachjr » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:35 pm

For atelectasis in COPD, air shifting is more important, pursed lip breathing, and other COPD rehabilitation techniques. Pulm rehab is needed.
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Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Professor of Neurology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

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