Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal

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April 2023 - Volume 34 - Issue 2

  • Alvaro N Gurovich, PT, PhD, FACSM
  • 1541-7891
  • 2374-8907
  • Quarterly
Published April 2021

In this issue, we present you one literature review and four research reports. First, from Dr. Kargela group at Tufts University in Phoenix, AZ, Scott et al. wrote a scoping review of the physical therapy management in patients with COVID-19 in outpatient settings, showing some insights for future PT practice. Secondly, Lindenberg et al. from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania performed a randomized trial to study the effects of kinesiotape on breathing mechanics in college students. Their findings are interesting as they did not show significant effects of the kinesiotape when compared to sham and control scenarios. Then, from my own Clinical Applied Physiology Lab at UT El Paso, Amador et al. performed an in vitro study to determine the effects of exercise-induced endothelial shear stress protecting the vascular endothelium. This study is an interesting perspective of precision physical therapy in cardiovascular rehabilitation. Next, it is a study from Camperdown, Australia where Qu et al. surveyed 100 patients on their home cleaning practices with noninvasive ventilation equipment as a relevant piece of information to decrease respiratory infections in home health care. Finally, Rodrigues and Beneck from the Department of Physical Therapy at California State University in Long Beach, CA performed an elegant study measuring, via ultrasound imaging, sternal displacement during several activities and its association with sternal precautions post sternotomy. ​

Alvaro N Gurovich, PT, PhD, FACSM​
Editor-in-Chief ​

Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal is seeking to expand its cadre of manuscript reviewers

Read full job description here. 

To Apply:

​Please send letter of application highlighting research interests/experience and current CV to 
Alvaro Gurovich; CPTJ Editor in Chief at: [email protected]