Rehabilitation for Kidney Disease – Using HUR Pec Deck, Optimal Rhomb, SmartCard Software and Performance Recorder
Kazunori Takahashi, Medical Laboratory Technician
Akita City Hospital
Research Description: The research purpose is to study the effect of Thixotropy conditioning and pneumatic machine exercise (Thixo-Ex) to the mobility of thorax, respiratory function, and exercise capacity of COPD patients. 12 stable COPD patients have participated in the research.
Results: For Thixo-Ex, the result of ensiform chest expansion variability (before and after the exercise) and breathing difficulties while walking were positively correlated with %FRC. The effect of Thixo-Ex differed depending on the pulmonary hyperinflation.