Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiotherapy is one of the most important from all departments of DVVPFs College of Physiotherapy having well qualified four faculties.
Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiotherapy focuses on maximizing functional independence and well-being. The students are trained to have a sound understanding of theory, scientific evidence and best practices in the areas of the Cardio vascular and Respiratory System including critical care, Psychosocial Sciences, Movement Sciences and Physiotherapy. We focus of improving Clinical skills of students with clinical reasoning and problem based approach through skill development training programs in labs. Knowing the importance of Research in clinical field, students are promoted for conducting small projects or studies in clinical set up.
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiotherapy is a patient-centred department of care with multi-system assessment, evidence-based interventions and significant patient education to promote a healthy active lifestyle. The main strength of our department is the dedication to the development of cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation and fitness programs as well as acute respiratory care in the intensive care units. We have advance assessment & treatment equipment in our OPD/IPD setup. We train our studentâ€™s for advance manual therapy techniques.
a) To focus on health as influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors
b) To emphasize on early identification, prevention and correction of risk factors responsible for development of cardio-vascular and respiratory disorders
c) To provide physiotherapy facilities for rehabilitation of patients admitted to intensive care units and those suffering from chronic cardio-vascular respiratory disorders
d) To evaluate and determine the functional status of the lungs by means of Spirometry e) To teach long term self - management strategies to persons suffering from chronic cardio-respiratory disorders
f) To access the level of physical fitness of individuals and assist in enhancing their fitness levels for a better quality of life
g) To train the post-graduate physiotherapy students in evidence based practice and recent advances in cardio-vascular and respiratory sciences.
h) To organize and provide continuing physiotherapy education programs for cardio-vascular and respiratory physiotherapy
Head Of Department
It’s an immense pleasure to brief about our Department of PT in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences.
Department of PT in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences is functioning with all modern gadgets for teaching and research. Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy is an area of physiotherapy that specializes in the prevention, rehabilitation and improvement in quality of life in patients with cardiac and respiratory diseases. It also provides excellence education in the field of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy.
This Section serves for the patient affected with respiratory problems who need Bronchial hygiene, Airway clearance, Secretions removal, patients operated for cardio-Thoracic surgery and other surgeries to minimize the Chest complications using Manual and Independent Chest PT techniques.
I take pride that our faculty members are highly qualified and efficient in teaching as well as clinical practice. We often conduct workshop, seminars and CME to expose our students for the advancement and recent trends in the field. We encourage our students to participate in research activities, along with our faculty members to publish articles in Indexed Journals, paper presentations, culture activities and to inculcate recent advances in clinical practice.
Speciality of the department: Regular Classes for Post graduate students with Case presentations during Clinical training, Journal clubs etc and promote the evidence based practice in rehabilitation.
Our department is well designed and established for the services to the mankind and inculcate the habit of sensitive and healing touch to the patients.
WISH YOU GOOD LUCK!
Dr.Abhijit Diliprao Diwate,
Professor & HOD,
Department of PT in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences,
Dissertation Title : Effectiveness of preoperative expiratory muscle training and conventional physiotherapy on post operative pulmonary function in upper abdominal surgery a single blinded randomized control trial
CTRI No : REF/2020/04/033261 ; Guide Name : Dr. Arijit Kumar Das
Dissertation Title : Effectiveness of high intensity interval training and conventional physiotherapy on vital parameters and quality of life in patients undergoing haemodialysis: A single blinded Randomized control trial.
CTRI No : REF/2020/04/033257 ; Guide Name : Dr. Abhijit D Diwate
Dissertation Title : Combined effect of unilateral upper extremity proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation with elastic resistance band on pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength in stage-5 CKD patients undergoing haemodialysis - A Randomized control trial
Dissertation Title : The comparison between Blow Bottle Positive Expiratory Pressure (BBPEP) device versus Acapella on Oxygenation and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) among patients with open heart surgery- A Comparative Study.
Dissertation Title : Comparative study of self demonstration Vs Video Based education on the level of anxiety and self-efficacy of patient undergoing cardiac surgery-a Double Blinded Randomised Controlled Trial
Student Name : Apurva Shelke Guide Name : Dr. Abhijit D. Diwate Batch : 2022
Dr. Abhaya Mahadik, Dr. Arijit K Das, Dr. Abhijit D. Diwate, Dr. Archana K. Nagargoje . The comparison between blow bottle positive expiratory pressure (BBPEP) device versus acapella on oxygenation and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) among patients with open heart surgery- A comparative study.: International journal of creative research thoughts (RJCRT),2021;9(5):d767- d860. Click Here
Mansi Agarwal, Dr. Reshma Kolase . Comparison of respiratory muscle strength in different trimester of pregnancy : International journal of scientific research ,2021;10(6):2277-8179. Click Here
Rajshree Ramesh Gaikwad, Dr. Abhijit D. Diwate, Dr. Arijit K Das, Dr. Nidhi Ahya . Comparative study of self demonstration versus video based education on level of anxiety and self efficacy in patient undergoing cardiac surgery: A double blinded randomized control trial: Indian journal of public health research and development,2021;12(3):163. Click Here
Rohit Bhavthankar, Dr. Arijit K Das, Dr. Abhijit D. Diwate . Effect of wearing different types of mask of face for prolonged period of time on breathlessness and perception in health care workers - An observational study.: International journal of advance research (IJAR),2021;9(6):464-475. Click Here
Pranali G, Reshma S, Dr. Abhijit Diwate . Effect of Lumbar Core muscle stability exercises on cardiovascular parameters of young adults- A cross sectional study: International Journal of Health Sciences and Research ,2020;10(5):45-49. Click Here
Aishwarya D, Archana Nagargoje, Dr. Abhijit D . Prevalence of hamstring and iliotibial band tightness in nonspecific low back pain patients.: VIMS journal of physical therapy ,2020;2(1):28-30. Click Here
Yogyata B, Archana Nagargoje, Dr. Abhijit D . Peak expiratory flow rate in sedentary population: An observational study: VIMS journal of physical therapy ,2020;2(1):40-45. Click Here
Priya Katke, Dr. Reshma Shete . Assessment of physical functions in patients undergoing Cardiac surgeries using Chelsea critical care physical function tool- An observational study : International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts ,2020;8(4):3618-3627. Click Here
Nupoor K, Dr. Reshma K . Effect of expiratory muscle strength training on PEFR among Community Dwelling elderly rural population: An interventional study: International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts ,2020;8(4):2292-2398. Click Here
Arya Mehta, Dr. Reshma K . Assessment of respiratory muscle strength in healthy young individuals according to the classification of body mass index: International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts ,2020;8(4):2485-2489. Click Here
Dr. Abhijit D . Role of physiotherapy in COVID 19 patients : VIMS journal of physical therapy ,2020;2(1):1-2. Click Here
Arijit Kumar Das, Archana Nagargoje, Rekha Marbate . Physiotherapy advances and approach towards Dialysis Patients: Lambert academy Publishing ,2020;1(1):1-60. Click Here
Sneha Pramod Pande, Abhijit D. Diwate, Arijit Kumar Das, NidhiAhy . Effect of Isometric Hand Grip Exercise Training on Blood Pressure in Stage 1 Hypertensive Individuals: International Journal of Biological & Medical Research,2020;11(3):7074-7080. Click Here
Rekha Marbate, Abhijit Diwate, Arijit Das . Immediate effects of stacked breathing technique on SPO2 and PEFR in Cardio thoracic surgery patients : Lambert academy Publishing ,2020;1(1):1-2. Click Here
Akshata Ashok Changwani, Abhijit D. Diwate, Arijit K. Das . â€œEffect of 4 Week Expiratory Muscle Strengthening On Exercise Induced Breathlessness In Normal Adults â€“ An Experimental Study: International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research,2020;11(4):787-824. Click Here
Neha Sonawane, Abhijit Diwate, Arijit Das . Risk stratification in Phase 1 cardiac rehabilitation: Lambert academy Publishing ,2020;1(1):1-70. Click Here
Ashwini Vidyasagar Mishra, Dr. Arijit Kumar Das, Dr. Shyam Devidas Ganvir . THE PERCEPTION OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY AMONG PHYSIOTHERAPIST IN MAHARASHTRA- AN OBSERVATIONAL SURVEY STUDY: International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts,2020;8(4):2320-2882. Click Here
Yashashree Thorat, Arijit K Das, Abhijit Diwate . EFFECT OF ACTIVE CYCLE OF BREATHING TECHNIQUE IN PATIENTS WITH PULMONARY CONDITIONS-LITERATURE REVIEW: VIMS J Physical Th.,2019;1(1):43-48. Click Here
Neha S. Sonawane , Abhijit D. Diwate , Arijit K. Das . Effect of Pre Operative Risk Stratification on 6 Minute Walk Distance after Phase 1 Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study: International Journal of Health Sciences and Research,2019;9(11):18-22. Click Here
Sachin Maghade, Abhijit Diwate, Arijit K Das . EFFECT OF HIGH INTENSITY CIRCUIT TRAINING ON WEIGHT LOSS IN SEDENTARY WORKERS: Miraj Medical Centreâ€™s Journal of Physiotherapy,2019;1(1):18-32. Click Here
Upasana Kulkarni, Abhijit Diwate, Arijit K Das, Rohan B Kharde . EFFECT OF RADIATION THERAPY IN CONJUNCTION WITH CHEMOTHERAPY ON NECK AND SHOULDER MUSCLES IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS: A PILOT STUDY: International Journal of Current Research,2019;11(11):8304-8307. Click Here
Rekha B Marbate, Abhijit D Diwate, Arijit K Das . An experimental study to check immediate effect of stacked breathing exercise on peak expiratory flow rate in cardiac surgery patient-pilot study: Clin. Pract.,2019;16(5): 1259-1265. Click Here
Jaiswal Kunika K, Das Arijit Kumar . Effectiveness of acapella, flutter and active cycle of breathing technique on lung function in COPD patients: A comparative study: Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy,2019;13(1):71-76. Click Here
Akshata Ashok Changwani, Dr. Abhijit Diliprao Diwate, Dr. Arijit Kumar Das . Effect of 4 week expiratory muscle strengthening on exercise induced breathlessness in normal adults-a pilot study: International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research,2019;5(3):16-19. Click Here
Harshali P. Gurli, Dr. Arjit K Das, Dr. Abhijit D. Diwate, Abhaya S. Mahadik . Prevalence of Impaired Lung Function and Quality of Life in Flour Mill Workers in Ah-mednagar City: An Observational Study: VIMS J Physical Th.,2019;1(2):91-93. Click Here
Rucha Umale, Abhijit Diwate, Arijit K Das . INFLUENCE OF DIFFERENT BODY POSITIONS ON PULMONARY FUNCTIONS: A PILOT STUDY: VIMS J Physical Th.,2019;1(2):106-110 . Click Here
Rudalee Husale, Abhijit Diwate . Effect of obesity on PEFR value : VIMS J Physical Th.,2019;1(2):111-116. Click Here
Pallavi K. Ahire, Dr. Reshma Shete . Heart Rate Recovery after 6 Min Walk Test In Postmenopausal Women- An Observational Study: VIMS J Physical Th.,2019;1(2):94-98. Click Here
Abhaya S. Mahadik, Arijit Kumar Das, Abhijit D. Diwate . Immediate effect of blow bottle positive expiratory pressure (bbpep) device on oxygen saturation in patients who underwent open heart surgery- a randomized pilot study: International Journal of Current Research,2019;12(2):10112-10115. Click Here
Arijit Kumar Das, Kunika K Jaiswal . Effectiveness of Acapella, Flutter and Active Cycle of Breathing Technique on Lung Function in COPD Patients: A Comparative Study: Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy,2019;13(1):71-77. Click Here
Dr.Raminder Kaur Kathuriya, Dr Arijit Kumar Das . EFFECT OF LOWER LIMBS STRENGTHENING TO IMPROVE BALANCE IN COPD PATIENTS, RANDOMIZED CONTROL TRIAL: VIMSJPT,2019;1(2):99-104. Click Here
Shubhangi Mukund, Arijit Kumar Das, Dr. Abhijit Diwate . Effects of different body position on maximum respiratory pressure: Lambert academy Publishing ,2019;1(1):1-10. Click Here
Akshata Ashok Changwani, Abhijit D. Diwate, Arijit K. Das . EFFECT OF FOUR-WEEK EXPIRATORY MUSCLE STRENGTHENING ON EXERCISE-INDUCED BREATHLESSNESS IN NORMAL ADULTS: PILOT STUDY: International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research,2019;5(3):16-19. Click Here
Harshali P. Gurli, Dr. Arjit K Das, Dr. Abhijit D. Diwate . Prevalence of Impaired Lung Function and Quality of Life in Flour Mill Workers in Ahmednagar City: An Observational Study: VIMSJPT,2019;1(2):91-93. Click Here
Rudalee Husale, Dr. Abhijit Diwate(PhD) ,Dr. Arijit Das . EFFECTS OF OBESITY ON PEFR VALUE: VIMSJPT,2019;1(2):111-116. Click Here
Shagufta Khan, Abhijeet Diwate, Arijit Kumar Das . IMMEDIATE EFFECT OF INCENTIVE SPIROMETRY ON ARTERIAL BLOOD GASES ANALYSIS AFTER CORONARY BYPASS GRAFT SURGERY PATIENTS: International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research,2018;4(4):23-25. Click Here
Sarawgi A, Abhijit Diwate, Ahya Nidhi . Measurement of Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) to Predict Prevalence of Abdominal Muscle Weakness in Multipara Women-A Cross-Sectional Study: Journal of Physiotherapy & Physical Rehabilitation,2018;3(1):1-3. Click Here
AANCHAL R. SARAWGI, Dr. ARIJIT KUMAR DAS . â€œPREVALENCE OF EXERCISE INDUCED ASTHMA IN SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN OF AHMEDNAGAR AREA - AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY: International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research,2018;9(5):1346-1370. Click Here
Siddhi V. Jadhav, Swati Kadu, Abhijit D. Diwate . EFFECTIVENESS OF PILATES EXERCISES ON NON-SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN IN NURSING STUDENTS AND STAFF OF A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITALÃ‚ AND NURSING COLLEGE: International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research,2018;4(2):35-37. Click Here
Dr. ARIJIT KUMAR DAS, AANCHAL R. SARAWGI . PREVALENCE OF EXERCISE INDUCED ASTHMA IN SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN OF AHMEDNAGAR AREA - AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY: International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research ,2018;9(5):1346-1370. Click Here
Sandeep Kadu, Abhijit Diwate . Impact of Post-lecture Immediate Textbook Reading of Taught Topic on Learning and Knowledge of Health Science Students International Journal of Education and Research in Health Sciences: International Journal of Education and Research in Health Sciences,2017;3(1):3-4. Click Here
Shrikant Darade, Shyam Ganvir, Abhijit Diwate, Deepak Anap . AN EFFECT OF SELF-SNAG\'S COMBINED WITH ERGONOMICS IN DENTAL MECHANIC (TECHNICIAN) â€“ A CASE REPORT: VIMS Journal of Physiotherapy Case Reports,2017;2(1):78-82 . Click Here
Darade Shrikant Bhimrao, Ganvir Shyam, Diwate Abhijit, Anap Deepak, Nikhade Nitin . AN EFFECT OF SELF SNAGS COMBINED WITH ERGONOMICS IN DENTAL MECHANIC (TECHNICIAN) - A CASE REPORT: VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY CASE REPORTS.,2017;2(1):78-82. Click Here
Sandeep Kadu, Abhijit Diwate . Impact of Post-lecture Immediate Textbook Reading of Taught Topic on Learning and Knowledge of Health Science Students: An Innovative Teaching-learning Method to promote Excellence in Health Science Teaching: International Journal of Education and Research in Health Sciences,2017;3(1):1-2. Click Here
Sneha Pramod Pande, Abhijit Diwate, Nidhi Ahya. . Effectiveness of physiotherapy in burns: a case study.: VIMS J Physical Th.,2016;1(1):21-24. Click Here
ABHIJIT DIWATE, SUBHASH KHATRI . Body positioning and Chest physiotherapy in Ventilated Neonates - A case Series.: Physiotherapy - The journal of IAP ( Sp. Issue.) ,2016;1(1):34. Click Here
Dr. Abhijit Diwate, Dr. Subhash Khatri . Body positioning and Chest physiotherapy in Ventilated Neonates - A case Series: Physiotherapy - The journal of IAP ,2016;2(4):75-78. Click Here
SnehaPramod Pande, Abhijit Diwate, Nidhi Ahya . Effectiveness of physiotherapy in burns: a case study: VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY CASE REPORTS,2016;1(1):21-2. Click Here
Shrikant Darade ,Shyam Ganvir, Abhijit Diwate, . Prevalence &identification of risk factors of fall in elderly population: VIMS Health Science Journal,2015;2(3):10-14. Click Here
Aanchal R. S, Dr. Abhijit D . Measurement of Peak Expiratory Flow Rate to predict Prevalence of Abdominal Muscle Weakness in Multipara Women- A Cross Sectional Study. Journal of IAP: Journal of IAP,2015;3(1):135. Click Here
ARIJIT KUMAR DAS1 , TUSHAR J. PALEKAR2 AND RASIKA PANSE*3 . EFFECT OF ABDOMINAL COMPRESSION BINDER ON PULMONARY FUNCTION IN ADULT PARAPLEGICS: International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences ,2015;6(1):130-134. Click Here
ARIJIT KUMAR DAS , M.P.T AND VENUS. K. PAGARE, . A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN CORE STABILIZATION AND SUPERFICIAL STRENGTHENING EXERCISES FOR THE TREATMENT OF LOW BACK PAIN IN TWO WHEELER RIDERS: International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences,2015;6(1):168-176. Click Here
Arijit Kumar Das* Narasimman Swaminathan* Reshma Praveen . Effect of Routine Physiotherapy Vs early mobilization in preventing postoperative pulmonary complications in subjects with specific risk factors: A randomized controlled Study: Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Journal,2010;3(3):31-41. Click Here
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