The short and intermediate term effect of rib raising on lung function on a child with asthma: a comparison case study

Albones, Emma (2005) The short and intermediate term effect of rib raising on lung function on a child with asthma: a comparison case study. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

Asthma is the most common chronic illness effectring children and adolescents in Australia, and is associated with increasing morbidity rates and financial costs to our society. The aim of this study was to determine whether the use of a specific manual therapy technique, rib raising, could produce short and intermediate term improvements in the lung function in children with chronic asthma. The results demonstrated that rib raising produce and increase in the lung function of an asthmatic child in the short and intermediate term. Further research is required to determine the possible benefits of rib raising on children with chronic stable asthma. This minor thesis was written by a post-graduate student as part of the requirements of the Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) program.

Item type Thesis (Coursework Master thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/740
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Keywords asthma, osteopathy, rib raising, manual therapy, children, Osteopathy Masters Projects
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