Diaphragm Rehabilitation For Cardiopulmonary Patients After Mechanical Ventilation – 3 Hours (🎥)



Course Description:

This course is designed as handy reference towards learning and refreshing the anatomy of diaphragm. It will also highlight the clinical relevance of strength and function of the diaphragm as a core stabilizer and its role as a thoracoabdominal pump. This course will walk through the positive effects of diaphragmatic breathing which is integral for both mental and physical recovery of a patient after mechanical ventilation. Mechanical ventilation is responsible for VIDD (ventilator induced diaphragmatic dysfunction) thus we will learn about the physical and physiological negative effects of mechanical ventilation and how as PT, OT and nursing professionals we can help minimize those effects enhancing quicker positive patient recovery. We will talk briefly about systemic causes of diaphragm weakness with enhanced understanding using case studies.

PT’s and OT’s will demonstrate improved understanding of the importance of posture, role of diaphragm in gait and balance and its key role as a role stabilizer. The course will round off with exercises for strengthening and stretching of the diaphragm in laying , sitting , standing and ambulation through gradual stages of rehabilitation post mechanical ventilation.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the structures related to the anatomy and physiology of diaphragm.
  • Understand and identify the physical and physiological effects of mechanical ventilation.
  • Perform and identify differential diagnoses of the diaphragm disorders through case studies and examples.
  • Perform strengthening and stretching ex’s for diaphragm in various positions of supine, sitting , standing and ambulation through different stages of rehabilitation.


Target Audience: Physical Therapists Physical Therapy Assistants Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Nursing Professionals

Course Fee: $35 / Participant

Author: Dr. Rina Pandya PT DPT, has an extensive physical therapy career that spans over 20 years, through the UK, the USA and the Middle East. She has worked in NHS (National Health Service), American health care providing PT services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare and outpatient clinic. In addition to being a clinician she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice in her role as a project manager. She has also managed a Physical Therapy department as Department Head in premier private hospital in Oman. Rina graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has also been an educator and has been presenting live seminars both nationally and internationally. Rina is a member of the APTA, HCPC-UK and OAP-Oman.

Contact Hours : 3.00 Hours  (AOTA CEUs—0.3) 

Instructional Methods :  Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test)

AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1 – OT Service Delivery

Educational Level: Intermediate   

Prerequisites: None

Instructional Methods:  Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test). A minimum passing score of 70% is required for course completion. A Printable (Pdf) Certificate By Email. 

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Biologix Solutions LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 9837. This distance learning-independent is offered at 0.3 CEUs, Intermediate, Category 1 – OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply the endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

The current term of approval extends from 6/21/2017 through 6/30/2025. Provider ID: 9837.

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