Improving Activity Tolerance and Functional Mobility in a Gentleman with COPD

This 69-year-old gentleman, a long-term care patient at The Woodlands Health & Rehab Center, had COPD, anxiety, and depression. He was referred to therapy services due to a decline in activity outside his room and a chronic cough impacting wake/sleep cycle. His cough was deep, resonating, barking, and persistent. Prior to this decline, he was able to walk around the facility inside and out and did not have a cough.

Occupational Therapy: (3x/week x 12 weeks)

OmniFlow® Breathing Therapy
Biofeedback System

  • Deep inhalation – Diamond Mine
  • Controlled expiration – Sail Away
  • Forced expiration – Prehistoric Contest
  • Rhythmical breathing – Starry Road

Additional Interventions

  • Standing balance, multi-surface gait, and endurance training

This gentleman is very happy with the results achieved in therapy and enjoyed using OmniFlow.

“I really liked exhaling and blowing the sailboat across the sea. My cough isn’t keeping me up all night anymore, it’s basically gone.” PATIENT

“This resident’s improvements were remarkable, from hearing him struggle with a loud resonating cough that did not resolve with traditional medicinal methods to managing his day without coughing. It has been wonderful to see the improvement in his social life and energy and his reduced anxiety level, allowing him to build meaningful relationships. This has truly improved his quality of life!”

Andreé Akst, PT, MPT, CEEAA, NASM-CES, Clinical Services Content Specialist

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