TITLE

Upper Extremity Exercise in Rehabilitation of COPD

AUTHOR(S)
Celli, Bartolome R.
PUB. DATE
June 2001
SOURCE
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Jun2001 Supplement, Vol. 24, pS37
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the upper extremity exercise in rehabilitation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Humans use their arms to perform activities of daily living, to work and to recreate themselves. Some of the muscles of the shoulder girdle have a dual function; to help breathe and to help position the torso as the arms are raised against gravity. Patients with severe COPD cannot use their diaphragm effectively.
ACCESSION #
23218929

 

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