Physiotherapy rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries.

  title={Physiotherapy rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries.},
  author={Lisa Anne Harvey},
  journal={Journal of physiotherapy},
  volume={62 1},
This article deals with the respiratory management of acute spinal cord injury patients discussing the mechanics of respiration, assessment and management strategies, respiratory care in the acute stage, invasive mechanical ventilation and weaning including survival following spinal cord injury. The importance of the care in supine position, physiological instability of the injured cord effect of hypoxia and hypovolaemia is also discussed. A review of relevant literature has been done to try… CONTINUE READING
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