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  1. Cigna, Joseph A. PhD, MSPT
  2. Turner-Cigna, Lauren M. PT


Assessment techniques and treatment strategies, such as medical management, oxygen management, chest physical therapy, and pulmonary rehabilitation, for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are discussed. Clinically appropriate, evidence-based rehabilitation programs for home care may help to reduce care costs, reduce the impact of this chronic disease on patients with COPD, and prevent emergent care and rehospitalization.