The effect of lymphatic pump techniques on the FEV and FVC measurements in people with asthma: a pilot study

Falzon, Melissa (2003) The effect of lymphatic pump techniques on the FEV and FVC measurements in people with asthma: a pilot study. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

This study investigated the effect of lymphatic pump administration on lung function, forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV) and forced vital capacity (FVC) outcomes, in 15 subjects with asthma and 15 subjects without asthma. All 30 subjects performed spirometry testing, followed by the single application of a lymphatic pump technique to the upper chest. Spirometry measurements were again taken immediately after this technique, and then ten and twenty minutes thereafter. No significant changes in FEV or FVC were observed when comparing pre and post treatment measures between asthmatic and non-asthmatic subjects. The application of the lymphatic pump technique was not shown to be beneficial in improving short term lung functions in people with or without 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/910
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Keywords Osteopathy Masters Project, lymphatic pump technique, asthma, manual therapy, osteopathy
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