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



This course aims to serve as a useful resource for learning and reviewing the anatomy of the diaphragm. It will also emphasize the clinical significance of the diaphragm’s strength and function as a core stabilizer and its role as a thoracoabdominal pump. Additionally, the course will delve into the benefits of diaphragmatic breathing, which plays an integral role in a patient’s mental and physical recovery after mechanical ventilation, and how healthcare professionals like PTs, OTs, and nurses can help minimize the negative effects of mechanical ventilation, including VIDD (ventilator-induced diaphragmatic dysfunction).

Furthermore, the course will briefly touch upon the systemic causes of diaphragm weakness, with case studies to better understand these causes. PTs and OTs will learn about posture, the diaphragm’s role in gait and balance, and its importance as stabilizers. Finally, the course will conclude with exercises that help strengthen and stretch the diaphragm in various positions like lying, sitting, standing, and ambulation, gradually progressing through rehabilitation stages 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 the diaphragm.
  • Understand and identify the physical and physiological effects of mechanical ventilation.
  • Perform and identify differential diagnoses of diaphragm disorders through case studies and examples.
  • Perform strengthening and stretching exercises for the 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, and 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) and American health care, providing PT services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare, and outpatient clinics. In addition to being a clinician, she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice as a project manager. She has also managed a Physical Therapy department as Department Head in a premier private hospital in Oman. Rina graduated from Manipal University, India, in 2000, and the University of Michigan, in 2018, with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has also been an educator and presented live seminars 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 to receive a printable PDF certificate via email upon course completion.

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Biologix Solutions LLC is approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) to provide professional development courses. This particular course, with an approval ID of 9837, is a distance learning-independent course that offers 0.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and falls under the Intermediate, Category 1 – OT Service Delivery level. It is important to note that the assignment of AOTA CEUs does not mean that AOTA endorses any specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

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

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