Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness

Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness


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Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness is a resource for all people living with respiratory disease including patients, their families and caretakers; and clinicians. This well-rounded guidebook is the fusion of twenty-five years of clinical practice, education and research by Dr. Noah Greenspan, board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy; and Program Director of the Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center in New York City. It is one of the most comprehensive works of its kind.

This brand new first edition draws together a complex variety of threads, clearly defining the key components of living well with a pulmonary disease; including the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the respiratory system; the multifactorial and multi-systemic nature of breathing; the role of medicine (physician, diagnosis and treatment) in the management and prevention of respiratory disease; and the importance of lifestyle factors, such as exercise, nutrition and managing your emotions, as well as the prevention of infection; in ultimate pulmonary wellness; and living your absolute best life with respiratory disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543908435
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 09/21/2017
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 424,584
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Noah Greenspan is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy with over 25 years of physical therapy and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation experience. Dr. Greenspan earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the SUNY Upstate Medical University in 1992 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Dominican College in 2006.

He began his professional career at the New York University Medical Center’s Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, with clinical rotations in medical, surgical, orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation, chest physical therapy and ultimately cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation. From 1995-1999, he served as the chief physical therapist of the Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center under the direction of Drs. Mariano Rey and Horacio Pineda.

In 1998, he founded the Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, a Manhattan-based physical therapy practice specializing in the care of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. Under his direction, the Center has conducted over 85,000 exercise sessions.

A consummate educator, Dr. Greenspan has trained thousands of patients and hundreds of students and clinicians. From 1995-2003, he was on the faculty of New York University, during which time he was awarded the title of Master Clinician in the area of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy.

In addition to his role at the Center, Dr. Noah Greenspan is a New York State Certified Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider; a professional SCUBA Diving International Open Water Instructor and underwater naturalist with a passion for shark photography; a musician, artist and clothing designer under the moniker, Noah G Pop (www.NoahGPop.com).

Table of Contents

Foreword Norma MT Braun, MD x

Editor's Note by Respiratory Therapist Laureate, Mark Mangus xii

Introduction xiv

Chapter 1 Shortness of Breath 1

Chapter 2 The Respiratory System 6

Chapter 3 Better Breathing Techniques 14

Chapter 4 Activities of Daily Living 30

Chapter 5 Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness 44

Chapter 6 Medications 50

Chapter 7 Exercise 83

Chapter 8 Treadmill 101 122

Chapter 9 Nutrition 147

Chapter 10 Emotions 185

Chapter 11 Prevention of Infection 201

Chapter 12 Airway Clearance 216

Afterword: Final Thoughts 240

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mlyCA More than 1 year ago
This book is a must have for all those living with chronic lung problems be it asthma Chronic Obstruuctive Pulnoanry desease (COPD) or other pulmonary issues. I own both the e-bookand the hard cover version and refer to both often. I now work out at the health club with Noah's recommended protocols as guides just as often as I possibley can . My strength and stamina have improved . I have recommended it to my respiratory therapist and will recommend it to my pulonologist should I ever see him again, Noah Greenspan covers all the information one gets in a pulmonary rehab "class" but in greater depth and with attention to helping us persons with chronic lung disorders, stay fit enough that we can continue to do activities in our daily routine and don't find ourselves spiraling downward. Well written, and with all topics covered from breathing, to nutrician with a special focus on exercise, it is a valuable referrence work, and will remain relevant for years to come. As a retired psychologist I was particulary impressed that he covered the issue of anxiety and its effect on breathing, and that he covered the importance of managing psychological stress. I was also impressed that he helps one understand the importance of proper hydration, and nutrician on our pulmonary health. Sometimes those issues do not get covered well in pulmonary rehab. Oh, and, he has a sense of humor...which Increases the readability for me at least!