Departments - Cardio- Respiratory Physical Therapy

This Section serves for the patient affected with respiratory problems whom need Bronchial hygiene, Airway clearance , Secretions removal and patients posted for cardio-Thoracic surgery and other surgeries to minimize the Chest complications using Manual and Independent Chest PT techniques.


  • Ms. Ruhi Pereira


  • Fitness Lab
  • Power Lung
  • Spirometer
  • Tilting Table
  • Heart rate Monitor
  • By-cycle Ergo meter
  • Relaxation Therapy

Training resources

  • PFT
  • General chest evaluation
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Cardiac rehabilitation


  • Donna Frownfelter - Principles & Practice of Cardiopulmonary P.T
  • Pryor & Prasad - Physiotherapy for Respiratory & Cardiac Problems for Adults and Pediatrics

Journal Holdings:

  • American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • European Respiratory Journal

Academic activities:
Topics dealt by Faculties

  • Anatomy and physiology of cardio-vascular and respiratory systems.
  • Biomechanics of respiration.
  • Intrauterine development of cardiopulmonary system and difference between the adult and pediatric cardiopulmonary system.
  • Epidemiology, Symptomatology and pathophysiology of the cardio-respiratory disorders.
  • Clinical assessment, rationale of laboratory investigations and differential diagnosis,
  • Evaluation of respiratory dysfunctions, lung function tests – volumetric, analysis of blood gases, X-ray chest.
  • Evaluation cardiac dysfunction. [ECG, exercise ECG testing, Holter monitoring etc., Echo-cardiogram, X-Ray, Imaging techniques etc.]
  • Evaluation of peripheral vascular disorders: clinical, blood flow studies, temperature plethysmography. A.N.S dysfunction testing.
  • Risk factors and preventive measures in cardio respiratory conditions
  • Cardio-respiratory emergencies and management principles – medication, critical care, indications of surgical intervention, stabilization of vital functions defibrillation.

Power point presentation

  • ABG analysis
  • Spirometry
  • Chest x-rays
  • Diagnosis of CAD
  • PFT
  • General chest evaluation
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Chest physiotherapy in icu
  • Exercise prescription for diabetis mellitus,obesity and hypertension

Clinical Training:

  • Students are posted for Clinical training in
  • Narayana Hrudayala
  • Fortis Hospital
  • Victoria Hospital


  • Number of people trained
  • The Department of Cardio-Respiratory Physical Therapy has trained undergraduate and Masters students good results were obtained.
  • Average pass percentage of the Department: 90-100%

Physiotherapists have come for training from premier institutes and have been working in

Jayadeva Hospital

Apollo Hospital

Fortis Hospital