June 2014 Volume 25 Number 2
The Future is Here!
Supplemental Oxygen Utilization during Physical Therapy Interventions: Official Guidelines from the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section
The use of supplemental oxygen is an important component of disease management in many patients who demonstrate hypoxemia at rest and/or with activity since supplemental oxygen can assist individuals in improvement of functional performance.
Comparison of the Observed Heart Rate During Blood Lactate-based Exercise Intensity vs Three Heart Rate-based Methods in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
Background: Exercise intensity in cardiac rehabilitation is normally determined by heart rate (HR) based methods; however, these methods do not always reflect physiological demands. Purpose: The present study sought to contrast 3 different HR-based methods with the observed HR during cardiovascular rehabilitation sessions determined by blood lactate (BL) levels.
2014 Linda Crane Lecture - More than “White Hats”—Making the Case for Physical Therapy’s Value Propositon
Purpose: This study describes the prevalence of prehypertensive (P-HTN) and hypertensive (HTN) blood pressure (BP) readings among individuals managed by physical therapists (PTs) in the home care setting. The study also determined whether there were significant differences in BP categories based on a known HTN diagnosis.