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Expand Your Physiotherapy Respiratory Assessment

Expand Your Physiotherapy Respiratory Assessment

Expand Your Physiotherapy Respiratory Assessment

This course includes
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Certificate of completion

Relevance to Physiotherapy:

Physiotherapists develop and provide programs to optimize physical function and overall quality of life for people with many illnesses and injuries. Central to any exercise program is the ability to breathe effectively.

While the prime focus of this presentation is adult acute care medical and surgical populations, the skill sets discussed have a wider application in many physiotherapy settings.

Join this online course to expand your physiotherapy respiratory assessment. This course will blend evidence and experience with a clinical reasoning focus


Learning Objectives:

  1. Distinguish between a medical and physiotherapy approach to a respiratory assessment,
  2. Complete a basic assessment of the respiratory system for acute medical and surgical patients,
  3. Identify some specific physical mechanisms that are amenable to physiotherapy intervention;             
  4. Provide a rationale and generate a physiotherapy program that is more individualized;
  5. Discuss the evidence for various assessment tools including risk stratification tools, and some outcome measures  to track change for progressing interventions
  6. Link assessment


The Presenter: Judy Kay

Judy Kay is the Clinical Practice Leader for Cardio-respiratory at St. Clare’s Site of Eastern Health in St. John’s and has been an Adjunct Clinical Associate with Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy. Judy graduated from Queen’s University, Kingston, ON and has been presenting respiratory assessment and management courses provincially since 1999 and nationally since 2009.

As a member of the Cardiorespiratory Division of the CPA, she has ongoing involvement with national cardio respiratory issues, including participation with the Specialization pilot project of CPA in 2010 and achieved the Clinical Specialist designation for Cardiorespiratory in 2012 - 1 of the first 3 physiotherapists in Canada to successfully completed the program for this area.

In Dec. 2016 was an invited participant to the national CR strategic planning day. Her last time presenting at CPA congress was in Montreal in 2018: Physiotherapy management of MRSA pneumonia sepsis in the ICU- the evolution of a multimodal intervention program

This course is brought to you by the Cardiorespiratory Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).


Please Note: 

Due to technical issues during the recording of this course, the audio is not up to our standard of quality. We apologize for the inconvenience and are offering this course for free as a result.

The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.

Cardiorespiratory Division

The Cardiorespiratory Division (CRD) unites physiotherapists with a special interest in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. We provide a valuable forum for our members to share information relevant to working with clients across the lifespan and in all areas of cardiorespiratory.

To facilitate knowledge sharing and encourage networking, we produce our newsletter, the Gas Exchange, three times per year and relay information on job opportunities, online resources, courses and other educational events.

Course Material included in this course
  • Expand your respiratory assessment webinar recording
  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Respiratory Assessment
  • Practical Session
  • Auscultation Pt1
  • Ausculation pt2
  • Cough
  • Risk Stratification
  • Conclusion
  • Feedback
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