Zone tools provide a simple way to help patients self-manage their chronic health conditions. These tools are available for multiple conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart disease. This short module provides therapy professionals with guidelines on how to instruct their patients in the use of these tools.
Section 1: Cardiac and Pulmonary Zone Tools
Teaching the Zone Levels
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Nicole Fogarty holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University. She has experience treating patients with cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, and neurological impairments in the inpatient setting. She also has experience in outpatient orthopedics with additional training in medical screening and lumbopelvic examination and treatment. Nicole enjoys using her clinical experience and interest in current rehabilitation research as a Physical Therapy writer for Relias. Disclosure: Nicole Fogarty, PT, DPT discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor
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