II. Benefits

  1. Reduces Dyspnea and increases Exercise capacity
  2. Improves health status and quality of life
  3. Decreases hospitalizations
  4. Hui (2003) Chest 124:94-7 [PubMed]

III. Modalities

  1. Upper and Lower extremity Exercises
  2. Inspiratory muscle training
    1. Inspiratory resistance breathing device
  3. Ventilatory therapy and breathing training
  4. Chest physical therapy
  5. Respiratory muscle rest

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