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Lung India. 2019 Mar-Apr;36(2):139-141. doi: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_101_18.

The initial steps in pulmonary rehabilitation: How it all began?

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Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Udupi, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Pulmonary rehabilitation plays a vital role in improving symptom, thereby enhancing health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We here with review is highlighting the landmark changes and recommendation for pulmonary rehabilitation since inception to till date. We also discuss the utilization of oxygen therapy, various measures of exercise training, and adherence strategy recommendation for betterment of the patient performance in their activity of daily living life.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; exercise training; history; respiratory physiotherapy

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