CURRENT PROJECTS

Current projects of the Lung and Heart Physiotherapy research group:

  • Effect of exercise training on quality of life, exercise capacity and physical activity in dust related lung disease.
  • Optimising outcomes for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Evaluation of Walking Training
  • Water-based exercise in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with physical co-morbid conditions: a randomised controlled trial. (Renae McNamara as lead investigator)
  • Assessment of free-living physical activity using a multi-sensor armband in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with physical co-morbid conditions. (Renae McNamara as lead investigator)
  • Effectiveness of Tai Chi training on exercise capacity and quality of life in COPD (Regina Leung as lead investigator)
    Effect of exercise on the mechanisms of mucus clearance in people with CF
  • Validation, sensitivity and repeatability of the sensewear Pro 3 armband during the modified shuttle walk test in CF
  • Acute ventilatory and haemodynamic responses to supplemental oxygen in patients with chronic respiratory failure