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July 2020 - Volume 31 - Issue 3

  • Sean M. Collins, PT, ScD
  • 1541-7891
  • 2374-8907
  • Quarterly
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As the official journal of The Cardiopulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal seeks submission of manuscripts related to the physical therapy management of patients with COVID-19.  For more information click here. 

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Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal seeks submission of original research reports for the January 2021 special issue on cardiopulmonary basic science and applied physiology. Submissions from new investigators, pre/post-doctoral students, and physical therapy students conducting research in these fields are strongly encouraged. Click here for more information. 

In this issue of the Journal you will find the 2020 Linda Crane Lecture Award by Dr. Anne Swisher at the Combined Sections Meeting in Denver; a clinical perspective, two original research reports and a case report. Rodrigues et al provide readers an update on the current status of the cardiovascular and pulmonary (CVP) PT description of specialty practice.  Blackwood & Gore report on original research investigating the effects of computerized cognitive training on physical mobility in colder adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Polley et al report on original retrospective research on functional improvements associated with post-surgical rehabilitation following implantation of a total artificial heart. Mueller et al report on a case utilizing heart rate variability (HRV) as a measure of autonomic nervous system balance to assess nonfunctional overreaching (NFOR) and overtraining (OT) and the response to breath-based HRV biofeedback  (HRV-BF). 

Sean Collins, PT, ScD

Editor-in-Chief