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July 11, 2013:

A physical therapist discusses physical therapy's role in treating a variety of pulmonary conditions. How can a physical therapist help people with asthma, cystic fibrosis. Can physical therapy help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? What are benefits of physical therapy before and after a lung transplant? Listen to learn the answer to these and other questions.

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Rebecca H. Crouch, PT, DPT, MS, is a board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. She also is a fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. She is the director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Services at Duke University's Center for Living, and co-director of their cardiovascular and pulmonary residency program. Crouch serves as a faculty member in the physical therapy doctoral programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke.

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